|A Catch for Wind Instruments
Twenty-three Short Movements (in Three Sets) for Wind Quintet, after Izaak Walton
|Date of composition||1965/1966|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||Wind Quintet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon)|
Needless to say, a quintet with a bit of imagination would have a marvellous time in programming this work.
—Frank Stalzer, Woodwind World, Brass & Percussion, Spring 1978
The music is all imaginative and contented innocence without a dissonant edge to bruise the ears. Even the predatory Pike is portrayed with only a fragile shudder to disturb the effect.