Suite No. 1

"The Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare"

for Wind Quintet

Don Gillis (composer)


  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet in B
  • Horn in F
  • Bassoon


The vernacular charm and wit of Don Gillis’s music provides a giddy, cartoon-like set of moods for an instrumental setting of the tortoise, the hare, and their fabled escapades. SUITE NO. 1 is a perfect solution for quintets performing school and family concerts, providing delightful music and a well-loved story, plus opportunities to teach about musical contrasts. While light-hearted in style, the work is also a satisfying 12-minute addition to the quintet recital repertoire. Hear the Madera Quintet's recording at: (Mvt. 1) (Mvt. 2) (Mvt. 3)
SKU: 114-42023
Ensemble: Woodwind Quintet
Duration: 11:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 64
UPC: 6-80160-68202-7
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3621-8
1. They're Off!
2. The Hare Dreams
3. And Mr. Tortoise Wins the Race
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