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What Could've Been (Woodwind Quartet DEMO with Score)

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Quartet
2023
7 min.

Bassoon

Clarinet

English Horn

Flute

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Program Notes
What Could've Been is a meditation on bittersweetness; specifically, the kind that results from reconciling with an old friend. One begins to wonder what it could've been like had they not lost contact with that person and the memories that could have existed, represented by the first half of the piece moving from that bittersweet feeling to a jovial and contrapuntal section. Mournful and broad music, ushered in by an English Horn solo, shows the pain felt from what was missed out on. The climax of this mournful music leads into a sweet melody that says: "Maybe things went wrong before, but now here's a chance to start anew and create more memories."
Recording Notes
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