Classical Starter Palette

Woodwind Colours

Classical Starter Palette (3-part ensemble)

Instrumentation:  

  • Part 1:  Flute (or improver-level Oboe)
  • Part 2:  Clarinet in B-flat
  • Part 3:  Clarinet in B-flat  OR  Part 3:  Bassoon

Standard – EASY

Notes and technical challenges well within the range of ABRSM Grade 1 – 2 players.  Simple and supported rhythms.  Occasionally, more challenging rhythms occur, but only in tunes that are likely to be familiar to the players.

Individual parts are not particularly demanding, so that players can concentrate on the ensemble aspects of performance.

Contents:  

  • Rigaudon (Purcell)
  • Gavotte (Praetorius)
  • Quadrille (Haydn)
  • Theme from Sonata K331 (Mozart)
  • Cavatina (Mozart)
  • Allegro (Kummer)
  • Lullaby (Brahms)
  • Funeral March (Chopin)
  • Ecossaise (Beethoven)
  • Country Dance (Mozart)

The download includes three PDF files:

  • Score (transposing) and parts for each tune
  • Concert pitch scores for complete set
  • Useful extras – cover sheet, contents list, guidance notes, alternative higher flute parts for some tunes

Depending on your particular circumstances, you may only want to print out some of the material – but do keep a back-up of all three files for reference and future use!