Bothnian Rhapsody was commissioned by the Finnish Pohjanmaa (Bothnian) Military Band for their 50th anniversary in 2003. Being myself of ethnic Ostrobothnian descent, I was so thrilled that the Rhapsody was finished a year in advance. Listeners may recognise some of the Finnish folk- song allusions such as ”The Fighting Song”. The International Trumpet Guild published the brass quintet version as a supplement to the March 2007 ITG Journal. In the summer of 2007 The U.S. wind quintet Calico Winds asked me via email l if there was a wind quintet version. ”There is one by tomorrow,” I replied.
Score and Parts Included: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon