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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. for wind ensemble)

Audio Samples

  1. Stravinsky — Le sacre de printemps (The Rite of Spring), Pt. II: Le Sacrifice [arr. M. Byerly for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (I) [arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Gnomus (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (II) [arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Old Castle (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (III) [arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Tuileries (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (IV) [arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (V) [arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. The Market-Place at Limoges (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) [arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble] $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Con mortuis in lingua mortua (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Stravinsky — Pictures at an Exhibition: X. The Great Gate at Kiev (arr. S. Mooser for chamber ensemble) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du Printemps
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Pentaedre tackles the twin peaks of the Russian repertoire, Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, in two astonishing transcriptions for wind quintet. Swiss horn player Stephane Mooser transcribed the Mussorgsky piece and American clarinetist Michael Byerly made the transcription of the Stravinsky.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Overall, these are great arrangements, and I suspect they will be picked up by many quintets. They would be fun to play, and they are a marvel to listen to. I recommend these to anyone.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Pierre-Mercure, Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal, (12/2012).



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du Printemps :: Premier Tableau. L'Adoration de la terre
  • Ensemble: Pentaèdre (Woodwind Quintet)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le Sacre du Printemps :: Second Tableau. Le Sacrifice
  • Ensemble: Pentaèdre (Woodwind Quintet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Ensemble: Pentaèdre (Woodwind Quintet)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874