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 new commission project: woodwind quintet
Author: bassoonorama 
Date:   2012-08-26 22:08

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to let all of you know of a new commissioning project that I am spearheading with composer Daniel Baldwin.  This project will commission Daniel to write a new work for woodwind quintet.

The work will have 3 to 4 movements and be approximately 15 minutes in duration. More info about the program material of the piece will be available soon.  The flavor of the work will be in his typical neo-romantic style with long lyrical lines and beautiful sonorities comparable to
the music of Barber, Vaughan Williams, or Copland.

In the past few years, Daniel has written several major works for double reeds including the "Legend of the Dragonfly" for double reed quartet, “River of Light" for bassoon and piano, “Midwest River Fantasy" for contrabassoon with bassoon choir, “Into the Deep" for contrabassoon and piano, “Lone Star Trilogy" for contrabassoon, horn, violin, and marimba,” “Neoteric Suite” for bassoon, horn, and cello, “Ballade" for bassoon, violin, and piano, “Maverick Fanfare" for bassoon quartet, "Legend of the Fawn" for 2 bassoons and piano, "The Rose Chronicles" for oboe, english horn, and bassoon, “Of Flowers and Thorns" for mezzo-soprano, bassoon, and piano, "Ballade" for bassoon quartet", "sonata for oboe and piano, and the MENC award-winning "Song of Praise" for english horn and piano, as well as our very successful first collaboration, "Landscapes" for clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano based on the life and works of landscapes artist Frederick Edwin Church. He has also written pieces for clarinet and horn including "Western Serenade" for oboe, clarinet, and piano and "Appalachian Suite" for horn and piano as well as three flute ensemble works and an upcoming sonata for bass flute. These have been performed many times around the world in countries such as Belgium, England, Australia, Japan, China, and Germany, just to name a few.

With this new project, commissioners will have a chance to be part of the creation of a major new chamber-music work and be recognized in the score for their contribution.

The fee to join this project is $50 per commissioner.

All participants would be listed on the title page as contributors with their affiliation; they also will receive a set of parts and score.  All participants would have a one-year exclusivity agreement on performances before the piece is made available for the general public.  Participants may share the cost of the commission, but for each $50 submitted, only one score and set of parts will be sent out.  Be sure to let me know if you are sharing.

Once we get a number of people signed up, Daniel would anticipate completing the quartet by February, 2013. The exclusivity period for programming your premiere performance would extend through the spring semester of 2014.

If you would like to participate, please send the $50 fee now directly to Daniel (check or money order made out to Daniel Baldwin):

Daniel Baldwin
212 Date Street
Hillsboro, KS 67063

For more information on Daniel and his music, please visit his website:

Or visit youtube to hear a recording of "Landscapes" for clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano, click on the link (or search youtube for "Landscapes by Daniel Baldwin"):

You can hear Daniel's works on the following recordings:

"Into the 20th Century", Jeffrey Powers, Horn
"Buffalo Ballads,” Heidi Huseman Dewally, oboe and english horn
"Double Reed Music of Daniel Baldwin"

If you are unfamiliar with Daniel's music, you may hear more representative works at the following publisher website:

If you would like to visit with Daniel, feel free to email him at or call at 620-805-9555

If interested in this commission project, please contact me at

Richard Ramey
Professor of Bassoon
University of Arkansas
201 Music Building
Fayetteville, AR  72701

phone: 479.575.4177
fax:      479.575.5409

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