for clarinet, violin, cello, marimba and piano
Instrumentation: B-flat clarinet, violin, cello, 4 1/3 octave marimba and piano
Winner of the Society for New Music Brian Israel Prize
Premiere: Music Links Consort Concert, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall, Bloomington, IN, August 3, 1996.
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
Quintus is technically demanding, but also idiomatic—most of the time. In this work, I am striving for a very comfortable type of sound, even though many unusual techniques are used, such as playing marimba bars with the mallet heads and the shafts of the mallets simultaneously, clarinet multiphonics and muffling strings inside the piano while playing them on the keyboard.