The West Oxfordshire Clarinets clearly enjoyed their pieces, and their rendition of Papillons de Nuit, with its marvellous Gallic motif, captured the whiff of Gauloise and late night coffees on the streets of Paris. The familiar melody of Bach’s Wachet Auf was played with fluency & depth.
Arrangement of pieces for one instrument are not always successful, but their Magic Flute Overture was joyous and beautifully synchronised. The group ended their performance with Minstrels by Debussy, and the genuine applause was well deserved.
The audience left the hall buzzing and full of praise for the effort and commitment of the musicians, and especially for Wendy, who had been instrumental (pun intended!) in the success of the evening.
Papillons de Nuit – Lyons
Wachet Auf – Bach arr. Marks
The Magic Flute Overture – Mozart
Minstrels – Debussy arr. Brady