Breathtaking performances of wind chamber music
The Pacific Wind Ensemble was established in 1992 to perform distinguished classical and contemporary chamber music written for double winds. The virtuoso members of the ensemble are selected from many notable orchestras and chamber music groups throughout the greater bay area for their unique talents. The ensemble also maintains relationships with composers from around the world in order to champion their music.
A vast array of music written for 8 to 13 wind instruments, from the time of Haydn to the present day.
A harmoniemusik ensemble consisting of 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb/A, 2 bassoons, and 2 horns. Additional musicians are added to the ensemble as necessary.
Here are some live recordings from our February 9, 2003 concert of Gordon Jacob's music for winds:
Old Wine in New Bottles - The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies
Old Wine in New Bottles - The Three Ravens
Old Wine in New Bottles - Begone, Dull Care
Old Wine in New Bottles - Early One Morning
Three Elizabethan Fancies - Carman's Whistle