This collection is intended to expand reed trio repertory into musical periods before such an ensemble existed. This is somewhat consistent with history, because up through the Baroque era, it was common for instruments to substitute for one another or even for voices. The earliest work is a love song (Quam pulcra es) in three vocal parts by John Dunstable, a 15th century English composer. The middle piece (Suite en Trio II) is a suite of dances from a large set of trios written by the 17th century French composer Marin Marais. The final piece (Sinfonia 14) is one of J.S. Bach’s three part inventions for keyboard.
– Peter Simpson
Solo Parts Included: Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon