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Ensemble Q Profile, Morgensterns Diary Service

Ensemble Q, originally Quintessence, was formed in 1995 for the first wind chamber music course at the Britten-Pears of Advanced Musical Studies. Since then, they have quickly become one of the most exciting and innovative wind quintets in Britain. Their continually growing commissioning ventures, place them as one of the foremost contributors to new British Music. Over the past few years they have commissioned works from some of the leading British composers. Among them, Tansy Davies, Philip Cashian, Mike Westbrook, and Joe Duddell.

  • Susie Hodder-Williams (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute)
  • Emma Feilding (oboe, cor anglais, oboe d'amore)
  • Stuart King clarinet
  • Jose Lluna (french horn)
  • Jo Turner (bassoon, contra bassoon)
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  • Chris Walters (bass clarinet)
  • Fiona Ritchie (percussion)

Recitals In 1996 Ensemble Q returned to Aldeburgh giving a recital at the Aldeburgh Festival and since then they have played at a wide range of music clubs and festivals, and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Following the Harrogate International Music Festival, The Times music critic wrote of their "intelligently varied programming... most sensitively and effectively executed".

Workshops Ensemble Q is committed to leading inspirational workshops in schools, universities, music colleges and the wider community. They enjoy working with young composers exploring new possibilities for the wind quintet. Future projects include a tour to Taiwan to promote new British Music, a new commission from the Manchester based composer Ian Vine, and the release of their second CD of contemporary music, which will include many of the works commissioned since 2000. Quintessence is grateful for recent support from the British Council, the Performing Rights Society and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.

Ensemble Q's web profile was last updated 1st Jul 2017

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Ensemble Q offers a variety of workshops tailored to each individual situation. These range from a 1 hour performance and introduction of the music and instruments through to an intensive composition themed project over 1 - 4 days, resulting in a large group world première.

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Ensemble Q has experience in leading inspirational workshops in schools, universities, music colleges and the wider community. They also enjoy working with young composers exploring new possibilities for the wind quintet, at GCSE level, A level, International Baccalaureate and in universities and music colleges.

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Ensemble Q's Sample Repertoire

Works marked with have been commissioned by Ensemble Q

Repertoire - current

  • Arnold, Malcolm - Divertimento for flute oboe and clarinet
  • Brady, Gareth - Skara Brae
  • Cashian, Philip - Silent Steps - 1995
  • Cashian, Philip - ...among the bleached stars and suns
  • Damase, Jean-Michel - Dix-Sept Variations Opus 22
  • Davies, Tansy -Pinnacles
  • Duddell, Joe - Protection
  • Duddell, Joe - Endgame
  • Francaix, Jean - Quintette - 194
  • Francaix, Jean - Quintette No 2
  • Gardner, Jane - Ne Sa Ma - 2002
  • Hindemith, Paul - Kleine Kammermusik Opus 24 No 2
  • Hosokowa, Toshio - Fragmente III
  • Janacek, Leos - Mladi: Suite for wind quintet and bass clarinet
  • Ligeti, Gyorgi - Sechs Bagatellen
  • Martland, Steve arr. MacMillan, James - As Time Goes By
  • Martland, Steve arr. MacMillan, James - Untold
  • Mozart - Cinq Divertissements
  • Nielsen GN - Kvintet Opus 43
  • Vine, Ian - broken colour
  • Westbrook, Mike - Classical Blues
  • Woolrich, John - The Iron Cockerel Sings

Repertoire - Other

  • Agay, Denes - Five Easy Dances
  • Arnold, Malcolm - Three Shanties
  • Barber, Samuel - Summer Music Opus 31
  • Beethoven - Trio Opus 87
  • Beethoven - Piano Quintet
  • Bizet, Georges - Jeux d'Enfants
  • Bozza, Eugene - Scherzo Opus 48
  • Butler - Dirty Beasts
  • Danzi, Franz - Quintet in B minor Opus 56 No 1
  • Danzi, Franz - Quintet in E minor Opus 67 No 2
  • Debussy - Petite Suite Suite No 1 & 2
  • Farkas, Ferenc - Antische Dance Ungheresi
  • Faure, Gabriel - Dolly Suite Opus 56
  • Francaix, Jean - Quartuor
  • Hoffman, Engl Ludgar - Quintet
  • Holbrooke, Josep - Sextet in f minor Opus 33 No 2
  • Holst, Gustav - Wind Quintet in Ab Opus 14
  • Horovitz, Joseph - Rondo Militaire
  • Ibert, Jacques - Trois Piece Breve
  • Knussen, Oliver - Three Little Fantasies Opus 6a
  • Milhaud - La Cheminee du Roi Rene Opus 205
  • Mozart - Adagio and Allegro in f minor K594
  • Mozart - Fantasie in f minor KV 608
  • Muczynski, Robert - Fragments - 1950
  • Pierne, Gabriel - Pastorale Opus 14
  • Pierne, Paul - Suite Pittiresque
  • Poulenc - Sextet
  • Poulenc - Sonata for Two Clarinets
  • Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
  • Poulenc - Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
  • Poulenc - Novelette in C No 1
  • Ravel - Tombeau de Couperin
  • Reicha, Anton - Quintet in Eb Opus 88 No 2
  • Rossini - Six Quartets
  • Roussell - Divertissements Opus 6
  • Smirnova, Tatiana - Little Triptych Opus 40
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