Five years after the release of 'Kicking Sawdust',  Ensemble Houthandel BE is working on a new album and a new programme, called 'Into the Woods'.


For this project, we selected a varied and attractive repertoire of surprising and accessible wind quintet music.


On the playlist you will find classic numbers by Samuel Barber, Robert Muczynski en Malcolm Arnold, but also beautiful transcriptions from symphonic compositions by Leonard Bernstein en George Gershwin.


We found exciting cross-overs between English style and American spiritual music, jazz and artmusic.


This will be concert programme in which we search for all possibilities for wind quintet.


That will be 'Into the Woods'!





Leonard Bernstein  |  Overture to “Candide” (1956) 4’

transcribed for Wind Quintet by Don Stewart (2011)


Samuel Barber, op. 31  |  Summer Music (1956) 11’30


Robert Muczynski, op. 45  |  Quintet for Winds (1985) 12’

I. Allegro risoluto

II. Andante

III. Moderato

IV. Allegro con spirito


Malcolm Arnold  |  Three Shanties (1943) 7’

I. Allegro con brio

II. Allegretto semplice

III. Allegro vivace


Scott Joplin  |  New Rag (1912) 3’45

Transcribed for Wind Quintet by Drake Mabry (1990)


George Gershwin  |  Selections from Porgy and Bess (1935) 16’40

Transcribed for Wind Quintet by Bill Holcombe




Flute: Sarah Vermeyen

Oboe: Maarten Wijnen

Clarinet: Evy Van Dongen

Bassoon: Jonas Coomans

Horn: Rogier Steel


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