Revolutionary Quintet was commissioned in 1976 by the Mounmouth Wind Quintet for woodwind quintet and piano. Mr. Hart has cleverly combined many pieces from the American Revolution to create a colorful montage for winds and piano. At 8 1/2 minutes, this is a substantial and important piece now added to the repertoire.
This piece, set in 3 movements, is full of texture and colour changes and makes the most of the sonorities available to a woodwind quintet. Clever original writing and some subtle musical humour add a lot to the appeal of this work.