In form, this Pavane & Galliard is quite conventional, but harmonic anachronisms abound. Overall, players will find few technical demands. (One spot in Alto II might bear examination beforehand: bb. 9-10 of the Galliard.) Duration: 4:45
The composer performs on the accompanying multi-track recording. He has also composed a 5-part Alman that complements this piece, as well as a Pavane & Galliard à 3 (ATT), both available in the ARS New Music for Recorders library.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
This quintet is a modern approach to an ancient dance form. Rhythmic motives are straight from the Renaissance, but the harmonies are thoroughly updated to the 21st century. An easy and musically satisfying read.