Music on Thursdays: unusual quartet
Bassooniastic skills – their wit
and humour play throughout a range
of notes astounding, rhythm made
with moving melodies combined.
Four corners of the British Isles,
from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales,
two men, two women, quartet brave
and pioneering in their field:
they breathe and play as one, conceal
their individual traits within
dynamic, living organism.
Unusual harmonies that blend
a resonance unique and send
a joyful message from the heart
access our deep emotions. Are
we hearing sounds that we can share,
which take away our every care?
Variety of music's feast
has held us spell-bound in this church.
Lunch-time recital carries a torch
with love expressed to herald this,
the song of the Bassoonatics.
Peter Horsfield 12/7/2012