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On the Way to the Airport 2

for wind quintet

Year:  2014   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  2014
Duration:  9m

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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Sample Score

Sample: page 1 of each movement

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“On the Way to the Airport” is a multi movement piece which incorporates various moods one often experiences before air travel.

The five short movements are entitled:

  1. Florist “Oops a Daisy” - a reference to a florist near the Auckland International Airport. The rhythm of the name of the florist can be heard in the bassoon part;
  2. Shore Shuttle – a shuttle bus route from North Shore City;
  3. Doubts – this slightly scary slow movement hints at feelings of indecision and flying jitters;
  4. Where’s My Passport! - a crazy waltz influenced by some wonderful circus music which the composer heard in ‘Le Cirque Baroque’s performance of Voltaire’s ‘Candide’ in London’s East End;
  5. Terminal Traffic - in which bustling, excited sounds stimulate the adrenalin before the actual flight.

“On the Way to the Airport” was written in 2009 as a brass quintet and recomposed for wind quintet in 2014.

Difficulty note

Suitable for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest

Contents note

Five movements