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Inventi Ensemble - I

by Inventi Ensemble

Beautiful classical music for flute, oboe, violin, viola & cello, this album showcases works including JC Bach’s charming Quintet, Faure’s hauntingly beautiful Pavane, Mozart’s lively Flute Quartet, Britten's Phantasy Quartet and Gounod’s famous Ave Maria
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pavane, Op. 50
2:49 $0.99
2. Quintet in D Major, Op. 11 No. 6: I. Allegro
3:32 $0.99
3. Quintet in D Major, Op. 11 No. 6: II. Andantino
2:49 $0.99
4. Quintet in D Major, Op. 11 No. 6: III. Allegro assai
2:51 $0.99
5. Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2
13:10 $0.99
6. Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285: I. Allegro
6:51 $0.99
7. Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285: II. Adagio
2:29 $0.99
8. Flute Quartet in D Major, K.285: III. Rondeau
4:34 $0.99
9. Ave Maria
3:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Defying stereotypes, Inventi Ensemble is equally at home premiering works at a new music festival, performing in Australia’s finest concert halls and chamber music series as they are playing Bach from a 3-tonne truck in a pop-up venue, and introducing new Australian music to young children in library storytime projects. Splashing onto the Australian music scene in early 2014, Inventi Ensemble is run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), drawing together Australia’s finest soloists and chamber musicians, passionate about performing and commissioning Australian music.

Internationally, Inventi musicians have performed at the BBC Proms, London’s Southbank, with San Francisco’s Ensemble Parrallèle and Magik*Magik,Orchestra as well as at music festivals in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Prague, Italy and the USA. In Australia, they have performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the Local Heroes series, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Children’s Week, the Alice Desert Festival in Alice Springs, and undertaken regional touring. This is in addition to running three different recital series each month around Melbourne and twice weekly interactive music programs at Melbourne’s immigration detention centres.

Passionate about regularly performing Australian music, Inventi have commissioned and premiered new Australian works including The Arguments of Beatrice & Virgil by Mark Gaydon, Bodice & Ribbons by Luke Styles, and House of the Beehives by Melody Eotvos. Inventi Ensemble is an exciting new voice in Australian music. www.inventiensemble.com


Fauré’s Pavane began its life as a piano solo but is best known in Fauré’s own arrangement for orchestra and optional chorus. It also found its way onto the stage when Faure included it in a one-act opera. We love the beauty and haunting melody of this Pavane and have continued Faure’s adaptable use of instrumentation in our own Inventi Ensemble arrangement.

JS Bach’s Quintet resonated with us immediately - its classical charm and exquisite form, along with the rustic folk feel, creates a beautiful mix of sounds. As the youngest surviving son of the inimitable JS Bach, JC Bach expresses his own unique voice in his compositions, which we can hear in this quintet. The first movement is filled with so much joy and brings out the voices of all the instruments. The second movement is beautiful - almost a barcarolle in style, it evokes an image of waves lapping against a boat’s hull. The final movement for us is a raucous, fun folk dance to finish the work.

Britten wrote the Phantasy Quartet while he was still a teenager and studying composition at the Royal College of Music. He was frustrated by the academic environment, finding it irritating to work through elementary exercises in composition while full of ideas and energy for new works. Apparently when Britten was applying for a scholarship at the Royal College, one of his professors said that he didn’t think it was decent that an English public schoolboy of Britten’s age should be writing that kind of music... which is exactly why we like it! It’s rebellious, it’s sublime, it’s gritty and a huge amount of fun!

Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D was part of a commission for ‘three, short simple concertos and a couple of quartets for flute’. It was Christmas 1777 in Mannheim, and Mozart was newly entranced with Aloysia Weber, so he never quite finished the commission and was only paid half the fee! However, this quartet was completed, and it is a delight - threaded with the exuberant charms of youth and Mozart’s melodic genius.

Gounod’s Ave Maria, in true Inventi Ensemble style, is an adaptation of an arrangement of from Elaine Fine’s version for string quartet - now for flute, oboe, viola and cello. This work is familiar to most people from its use in film, weddings, funerals and more. Gounod created this now famous melody to be played over the JS Bach’s Prelude No 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier. An arrangement of an arrangement of a piece inspired by a work by JS Bach? That has Inventi written all over it.



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