So what does it take to compose a piece of music for a woodwind ensemble? I took a song with the feel of a traditional show tune and arranged it for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. It was a lot of fun.
Call me a Philistine, but I find the music of the baroque and classical periods a little too formulaic and, frankly, boring. For a rationalist, I'm a romantic when it comes to music, so I'm hoping my second piece for string quartet reflects that.