Crosswinds Trio for OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON



Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon



Deon Nielsen Price





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Performance Information

  1. Gale
  2. Sea Breeze
  3. Dust Devil
  4. Becalmed
  5. Monsoon

Crosswinds Trio, arranged in 2022 for the Redlands Reed Trio, has its roots in the earlier trio of 1987, composed for flute, clarinet and bassoon, for students (including her son, clarinetist, Berkeley Price) at the Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, California. Extended instrumental techniques are used in sections of the composition to portray various types of winds, such as in “Sea Breeze” in which the players finger and blow into the instruments with reeds and mouthpieces removed. Movements are named for various winds on the Beaufort scale:
Gale: winds ranging from 39 to 63 miles per hour, rated 8-9
Sea Breeze: fresh, cooling, gentle wind of 8 to 10 miles per hour, rated 3
Dust Devil: small whirlwind containing sand and dust
Becalmed: a lack of wind, from 0 to 1 mile per hour
Monsoon: Storm with the violence of a hurricane at 73 to 136 miles per hour, rated 12



Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon

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