CLAUDE ARRIEU (1902-1990): Dixtuor, FRANCIS CHAGRIN (1905-1972): 7 Petite Pièces, CLAUDE PASCAL (b.1921): Octuor, FRANÇOIS CASADESUS (1870-1954): London Sketches, JULES MOUQUET (1867-1946): Suite, GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863-1937): Pastorale Variée, Op. 30.
Catalogue Number: 08L076
Reference: TROY 1127
Description: Scored for seven to ten instruments, these French wind compositions, no matter the period they come from (Pierné the earliest at 1893, Mouquet's hauntingly lyrical suite, for members of the Boston Symphony, in 1910, Casadesus' short musical caricatures from 1916, Pascal's from 1944 and Arrieu's and Chagrin's from 1966 and '67), are unfailingly well-crafted, concise, mingling elegance with tart astringency. Atlanta Chamber Winds; Robert J. Ambrose.