Shankin' on a Rutabaga for Wind Quintet
- Interesting, worth a look
From the Publisher
This quirky composition was originally sketched in the halls of the Henry Mancini Institute in a race to get a new work on the bill of a concert.
"Uniquely, this piece always makes me think I’m some British composer who was writing about rabbits vying for vegetables, frolicking in a forbidden garden... maybe I was channeling ‘The Tortoise & the Hare’ and the turtle finally gets a voice at ‘E’. The rabbit gets a tummy ache mistaking a rutabaga for a carrot, & has to play catch up...?"
-Mark Adam Watkins
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).