Sacred Music for Quintet Recording Project
Aspen Winds is working on raising funds to commission a variety of original Quintet compositions based on sacred themes. We love working with new composers and would love to see this dream come to fruition. Some of the melodies we would like to see in works for quintet include:
- Amazing Grace
- Crusaders Hymn
- All Creatures of our God and King
- A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
- O Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown
It is not limited to this, nor to any one particular faith. However, this project will cost us money. Classical commissions typically cost $200/minute of music. Additionally, there are recording and production costs. We would love to be able to commission 70 minutes of wonderfully inspiring and uplifting woodwind quintet music. If you are interested in donating to help us create this unique addition to the woodwind quintet repertoire, please feel free to contribute.
Donate $20 or more and Aspen Winds will send you a digital copy upon completion of the recording.
Calling all Composers
We are looking for composers interested in joining our project. If this idea interests you, please contact us and lets start a conversation. Our goal is to collect works that are not just arrangements, but variations on a theme if you will. Pick a hymn melody and see where the genre of woodwind quintet takes you. We are hoping this will be not only a way to expose new composers, but to engage a new audience into the world of chamber music.