arr. for Wind Quintet
|Date of composition||April 1990|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||Wind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon)|
|Notes||A rescoring for wind instruments of Four Diversions for Piano, original op. 1 and A Little Waltz from Two Waltzes, op. 8; movements are: 1. Vacilación (Habañera); 2. The Lake at Evening; 3. The Girl with the Auburn Hair; 4. Twilit Willows; 5. A Little Waltz; dedicated to the memory of May Parker, who had taught the teenaged Carey Blyton piano and thus fired his interest in music|
The Five Diversions are an arrangement for Wind Quintet of earlier works. The music is peaceable, subtly textured and blessed. The sequence ends with a Little Waltz which is dedicated to Blyton’s piano teacher of his teenage years. It would go well in concert with Ibert’s Trois Pièces Brèves.