Year: 1983, rev. 1992
Personnel: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn
Dedicated to Laura George
Premiered 24 October 2004
St, John’s Church - Altoona, PA
Pennsylvania Wind Quintet
Winner - 2008 Aeros Quintet Composers Competition
Reviews for Pennsylvania Wind Quintet’s CD “Recent American Works for Winds” (2002):
Steve Cohen’s Wind Quintet will appear on the new compact disc. The work was one of great harmony and drive.
— Bob Cole, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA)
The three-movement Wind Quintet (1982-3, rev. 1992) by Steve Cohen get the CD started off in fine fashion. The expanded tonal neo-classical style of the composer is readily accessible to any listener’s ears, especially with its sparkling, contrapuntal; tarantella/saltarello finale. I was very impressed with the light, witty spirit of the work.
—The Double Reed