Duets

Mixed Woodwind Duets

Created to entertain siblings, families and couples of mixed woodwind players during the coronavirus crisis, these duet sets will remain FREE to download during the period of lockdown.

Very Easy duets are listed first – please keep scrolling down to find a couple of recently added Improver and Intermediate combinations.

Very Easy Duets

Flute/Oboe and Bassoon

 

Flute/Oboe and Clarinet/(Bassoon)*

*Bassoon part is occasionally slightly more challenging, requiring E-flat in three of the tunes.

 

Clarinet in B-flat and Bassoon

 

Clarinet (Trumpet/Cornet) and Alto Saxophone

Play it 2gether can also be played by two B-flat clarinets.  Part 2 for clarinet is a little more challenging than its saxophone equivalent, requiring upper register notes in certain tunes.

Possible instrument additions/substitutions

These items have been carefully selected and arranged to be easy for the woodwind combinations for which they are designed, with melody/interest distributed between the two parts.  Some parts can also be played by other instruments, although these may prove a little more challenging, depending on the key and range of notes involved.

  • Flute/Oboe parts are possible for Descant Recorder or Violin, provided the player is comfortable using B-flat and F natural.
  • Bassoon parts can be attempted by Cellos.  Again, the player needs to be comfortable with using B-flat (E-flat is also required in three of the pieces in the Simple Starters set)
  • Part 1: Clarinet in the Play it 2gether set is designed also to be used by early-stage Trumpet/Cornet players.

Improver Duets

Flute (Oboe) and Clarinet in B-flat

 

Oboe (Flute) and Bassoon

 

Clarinet in B-flat and Bassoon

 

 

Possible instrument additions/substitutions

These items have been carefully selected and arranged to be reasonably straightforward for the woodwind combinations for which they were designed, with melody/interest distributed between the parts.  Some instrument additions/substitutions are possible, although parts may then prove more challenging, depending on the key and range of notes involved.

  • Flute/Oboe parts are possible for violin (or descant recorder) provided the player is comfortable using notes to D above the stave.  Most are possible for treble recorder.
  • Bassoon parts can be attempted on cello.

Intermediate Duets

Flute and Clarinet in B-flat

Oboe (Flute*) and Bassoon

*While playable on Flute, this part is relatively low, to suit oboe, so players may have to adjust dynamic levels in places to achieve a successful balance between the instruments.

Possible instrument additions/substitutions

Not really recommended at this level.