||"Quintessence" for Woodwind quintet was written by Alan Pearlmutter. It is scored for the standard W.W. quintet and has three movements. I.) Psalm II.) Waltz III.) Chorale & Fugue. It was premiered by the St. Louis Woodwind quintet in 1997. Each of the instruments are challenged and the results are delightfully pleasing. A great addition to the repertoire.