Wind Quintet

Year: 1983, rev. 1992

Duration: 12’

Personnel: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

Dedicated to Laura George
Premiered 24 October 2004
St, John’s Church - Altoona, PA
Pennsylvania Wind Quintet

Winner - 2008 Aeros Quintet Composers Competition


…for Pennsylvania Wind Quintet’s CD “Recent American Works for Winds” (2002)

Steve Cohen’s Wind Quintet will appear on the new compact disc. The work was one of great harmony and drive.— Bob Cole, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA)

The three-movement Wind Quintet (1982-3, rev. 1992) by Steve Cohen gets the CD started off in fine fashion. The expanded tonal neo-classical style of the composer is readily accessible to any listener’s ears, especially with its sparkling, contrapuntal; tarantella/saltarello finale. I was very impressed with the light, witty spirit of the work.—The Double Reed