PULLMAN, Wash. — The Solstice Wind Quintet at Washington State University has released “Solstice Wind Quintet live,” a compilation CD that features various performances recorded live over the past several years.
In this CD, reverberation and some ambient sound was filtered “so all of the pieces sound as though they were recorded in the same place at the same time,” explained Jim Schoepflin, director of the WSU Music and Theatre Arts and the quintet’s clarinet player.
The quintet selected pieces that are interesting to a general audience. Among the works are Lefebvre’s “Suite For Wind Quintet, Op 57”; Debussy’s Suite No 2; Beethoven’s “Sextet in E-Flat, Op 71;” and Thuille’s “Sextet in B Flat for Piano and Winds.” The selection by Thuille features guest pianist Gerald Berthiaume in addition to regular quintet members Susan Hess, bassoon; Roger Logan, french horn; Gary Plowman, oboe; Ann Marie Yasinitsky, flute; and Schoepflin, clarinet.
The WSU Faculty Solstice Quintet takes its name from the time of year the group first performed in 1978.
The album is currently available, at a discount, in The Bookie on the Pullman campus. Eventually a link from the Music and Theatre Arts Web page at wsu.edu will highlight this CD and others produced by faculty and students. In the interim, the quintet will have the CD on hand at performances. The quintet’s next performance will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Kimbrough Music Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.