Classical Gems

Woodwind Colours

Classical Gems for Four Improvers

(4 part semi-flexible ensemble)

Instrumentation:

  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe/Flute
  • Part 3: Clarinet in B-flat
  • Part 4: Clarinet in B-flat  OR  Bassoon

Standard:  IMPROVER

Notes, rhythms and technical challenges within the range of ABRSM Grade 2 – 3 players.  Parts are more independent than in the easy-level sets, making greater demands in terms of counting skills and confidence.

Individual parts are relatively straightforward, so that players can concentrate on the ensemble aspects of performance.

Contents:

  • A Musical Joke (Mozart)
  • See, the Conquering Hero Comes (Handel)
  • Allegro Grazioso (Haydn)
  • Minuet from Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel)
  • Allegretto (J C Bach)
  • L’Extase (Beethoven)
  • Dance (Telemann)
  • Morning Prayer (Tchaikovsky)
  • Nocturne (Haydn)
  • Il Mio Tesoro (Mozart)

Hear some snippets  (Youtube video – opens in new window)

The download includes three PDF files:

  • Complete set of parts for each instrument
  • Transposing and concert pitch scores for the complete set
  • Useful extras file – cover sheet, contents list, helpful hints

Remember to keep a backup copy of your files!