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Wind Quintet with Actor

“Pardon Me!”

Composer: Anthony Gustav Morris

Ref: AGM-2011-04-02
Commission (Anon)
14 Minutes
Three Movements

Status: Score and parts available (rental)

Instrumentation
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn

Optional Narrator
A very light hearted setting of three English Jokes. Don’t panic, the first very short movement depicts a rather rude joke that is not mentionable. The second a joke I heard some time ago and also not mentionable and the third is the ubiquitous Talking Dog Joke. This is where either the Horn player can be designated with the job of telling/narrating the joke whilst accompanies by the other players, or, if the horn player wants to play the optional horn part, another person, maybe a client at an event or an actor/personality can be coached to place the text at the relevant points in the piece.

It really has to be experienced to be believed.
“Das erste und letzte Stück stammen aus der Suite »Pardon me« für Blasinstrumente und Erzähler von Anthony Gustav Morris, der am Sonntag auch anwesend war. Dass es sich um eine Uraufführung handelte, ging im vielstimmigen Geschehen unter, doch waren es die wohl einprägsamsten Werke des Abends: am Anfang durch die gewöhnungsbedürftige Modernität der Komposition, am Ende durch die charmante Einbindung von Roman Kurtz, der letztlich einen Witz erzählte (»Der sprechende Hund«). “ Giessener Allgemeine Zeitung
FIRST PERFORMANCE STADTTHEATER IN GIESSEN GERMANY APRIL 1ST 2012 WITH MEMBERS OF THE PHILHARMONISCHES ORCHESTER GIESSEN.
Flute: Carol Brown
Oboe: Peter Sanders
Clarinet: Thomas Orthaber
Horn: Andrea Zimmer
Bassoon: Maria Oliveira-Plümacher
Narrator: Roman Kurtz
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