Imani Winds plays Haas, del Aguila
Titilayo: Imani Winds makes a warmly anticipated return visit to Saint Paul Sunday this week for music that both gives its signature exuberance free reign and lets us in on the depth and range of this remarkable quintet. Two of the program's works—Jeff Scott's Titilayo and Valerie Coleman's reimagination of the spiritual Steal Away—were composed from within the ensemble. Pavel Haas's stylistically prescient 10th wind quintet reveals these performers' capacity to illuminate the rarer gems of their repertoire. And Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila's 2nd wind quintet, which closes the hour, seems to embrace all that comes before.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
- Jeff Scott: Titilayo
- Valerie Coleman: Steal Away
- Pavel Haas: Wind Quintet, Op. 10 (1929)
I. Preludio. Andante ma vivace
II. Preghiera. Preghiera. Misterioso e triste.