EXPECT to be blown away on Friday evening in Melrose.

The internationally-acclaimed Atea Wind Quintet will be performing in the Melrose Parish Church Hall.

Double prize winners at the 2015 Karl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark, now the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they have performed at some of the finest concert halls in the world and, in 2017, toured Japan.

Friday evening's concert opens with a charming suite by Debussy, arranged for woodwind by Gordon Davies, followed by Quartet Musique de Nuit by the French 20th century composer, Eugene Bozza.

The quintet will then play a selection from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Although allegedly written for a pupil, Johann Goldberg, with the intention of helping the young musician’s employer, Count Kaiserling, cope with his insomnia, the eponymous variations are amongst the greatest masterpieces of this form and of all baroque music.

After Bach comes Mozart’s Andante for mechanical organ, K616, arranged by Meyer.

Written in 1791, it is one of the composer’s last works.

The concert concludes with two contemporary pieces - a quintet in four movements by the American pianist-composer, Jeff Manookian, written in 2006, and Otto Mortensen’s 1944 wind quintet.

From 1937, Mortensen was assistant conductor at the Royal Danish Theatre, then assistant professor at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Aarhus.

He was the author of musicological works and methods, and his compositions include stage music, symphonic and chamber music, choral works, and songs.

The Atea Wind Quintet concert takes place from 7.30pm on Friday (February 23).

Tickets at the door: £14. Free for accompanied school-age. children