for wind quintet with the flautist also playing piccolo and alto fluteThe music follows a Sonatina-like structure with a fast-slow-fast pattern. This opening vivo soon develops into multi-textured ideas and considerable friction. By contrast the centre of the work is slow and uncluttered. The last movement is a chase but with some rather nasty and unexpected twists and turns.
Michael Berkeley (b.1948)
"...Catch me if you can...is inspired by the behavious and games of children...The music, from its opening shriek and subsequent catcall, whitles, and a whole series of acrobatic gestures - whirling, tumbling, jumping - graphically fits this sort of description...this is bracing, brilliant music." - The Glasgow Herald