Mango & Tango

for Woodwind Quintet
(2015)

The title "Mango & Tango" comes from a pair of identical twin kittens with the same names that a friend of mine adopted while we were in college together. I tried to capture the two sides of these unique twins; the playful, sassy, and even sarcastic "Mango" theme, followed by a more intimate, seductive "Tango" section. At times, the instruments in the quintet seem to be competing with one another, at others, the group working together. I also explored creating different combinations of instruments playing a musical game of call and response.

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