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NM2034  Brahms  variations and fugue on a theme of Handel.  25

An orchestration, by Tony Turrill , for double wind quintet and contrabassoon, of the piano work.  The Theme is the Harmonious Blacksmith.  In all, this setting uses 10 of the original variations and,  with a  sizeable fugue, it is a substantial work.

NM2035  Brahms serenade No.2     25

The original of this arrangement is probably the finest of  Brahms’ early orchestral pieces and has the added advantage that it is primarily scored  for the double wind quintet, no violins just violas & cellos. The work is of symphonic length and complexity, in six movements 1. Allegro Moderato; 2. Scherzo  and trio Vivace; 3. Adagio ma non troppo; 4.Quasi menuetto and trio; 5. Rondo Allegro.

NM2041  Dvorak legends 35

Dvorak originally wrote these legends as ten pieces for two pianos. The instrumentation used here is a double wind quintet with an added contra bassoon and the second flute occasionally doubles piccolo.  In movements 2, 4 & 9, the second oboe plays cor anglais and the second  clarinet plays bass.  alternatives using oboe and normal clarinet are provided.  The contrabassoon is not ad lib, a double bass might just be used.  This is one of Norvik’s most popular publication

NM2061; 2071; 2063  Dvorak rhapsodies No.1, 2 or 3  35 each  

These are not to be confused with the well known Slavonic Dances but arrangements by Tony Turrill for a large wind ensemble (14 instruments) of three of his surprisingly less well known Rhapsodies - surprisingly, because they are a treasure house of Dvorak at his most enjoyable.  Although originally written for a very full orchestra,  the woodwind and horns carry much of the main stream of the works and this allows the arrangement to be very effective - 2fl, fl/pic, 2ob, cor; 2cl, basscl, 2bsn, contra, 2hn.

NM2016 Dvorak Serenade for 11 wind instruments

This uses a very similar combination as the greatest work in the wind repertoire, Mozart’s 13 wind, 2 oboes/2Clarinets/2Basset Horns/2Bassoons/Contra but 2 not 4 horns (Mozart rarely uses all four). The number of movements and structure of the movements is also similar. Allegro, waltz, Romance,, Menuetto, Intermezzo, Theme and variations and  Allegro finale.  It has been built from a range of Dvorak’s chamber  works

NM2155  Haydn eight notturni  25 each        

These eight notturni were originally commissioned for two solo Lira, with 2 C clarinets, 2 Violas, Cello, Bass and 2 Horns, although Haydn later himself provided alternatives with flute and oboes replacing the lira. All eight have been rescored as  wind dececettes (the double standard wind quintet), in the slow movement of no.8 the clarinets are replaced by basset horns (cl versions are available)