Rachel McCubbin – flute
Nicky Brass – oboe
Helen Finch – clarinet
Raymond Joyce – horn
Ian McCubbin – bassoon
An afternoon of wind chamber music
Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924) – Dolly Suite
Berceuse and Pas Espagnol – Arranged by Gordon Davies
William Walton (1902 – 1983) – Five Movements from Façade Suite
Polka; Country Dance; Old Sir Faulk; Swiss Jodelling Song; Popular Song
Arranged Lisa Portus
Jean-Michel Damase (1928 – 2013) – Dix-Sept Variations Op. 22
Lennon / McCartney – Yesterday
Arranged Ian McCubbin
Lennon / McCartney – A Beatles Medley
Hard Day’s Night; All My Loving; She’s Leaving Home; She Loves You - Arranged Ian McCubbin
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) – Waltz from Jazz Suite No. 2
Arranged Lisa Portus
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) – Love Walked In and I Got Rhythm
Arranged Ian Harrold (Love Walked In) and Andrew Skirrow (I Got Rhythm)
The Loxley Wind Quintet was formed in 2010 and is drawn from orchestral players across Oxfordshire and the West Midlands.
Rachel McCubbin - flute. Rachel enjoys being involved in a variety of musical ensembles - she is a member of Banbury Symphony Orchestra, Cherwell Orchestra, The Compton Chamber Ensemble and The Loxley Wind Quintet. Rachel has recently retired from teaching flute for Oxfordshire County Music Service.
Nicky Brass – oboe. Nicky is an active member of a number of orchestras in the Midlands and also works as a music teacher in a school for pupils with special needs. She is principal oboe in Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and plays oboe and cor Anglais in Birmingham Symphonic Winds, with whom she has recently performed in Hong Kong.
Helen Finch – clarinet performs widely on both saxophones and clarinets. Until recently she has been a member of the Noctutus Wind Quintet, principal clarinettist with the New Bristol Sinfonia and a regular player with the Abona and Goya chamber ensembles. Helen's professional career is in engineering and technology and she has recently moved to the Midlands to take up an exciting new role.
Raymond Joyce – horn. Engineer, lawyer, grandfather and hornplayer Raymond is still enjoying playing the horn after nearly 50 years! He is principal horn of the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with the Beauchamp Sinfonietta. Raymond’s musical hero is Beethoven - even if he did not write a concerto for the horn!
Ian McCubbin – bassoon plays with orchestras in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, including the Banbury Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Sinfonia and the Beauchamp Sinfonietta. When not playing bassoon or piano Ian works as a freelance environmental consultant and also arranges for a variety of chamber music groups.
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