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NM2064 Elgar Serenade £23
Elgar’s well loved Serenade for strings, dedicated to his wife and arranged very effectively by James Breed to produce a wonderful romantic addition to the octet repertoire. 2ob; 2cl; 2bsn; 2hn.
NM2015 Mozart Ein Orgel-Stuck fur eine hur. £23
Mozart wrote two pieces for mechanical clock organ, this is the second. Duncan Druce was commissioned to orchestrate it for the London Mozart Players and scored it for 2 oboes, 2 basset horns, 2 bassoons and 2 horns with an ad lib bass. Parts are provided for clarinets to replace the bassets.
NM2111 Nielsen Suite from the opera Maskarade £35
Our setting of the Prelude to Act 2 and Dance of the Cockerels has been popular for some years. We have now added the overture, two more dances, the duet of the young lovers in act 2 and the opening of act 3 to these two movements to make a highly melodic octet that has a different composition to the standard octet (1Fl./2Ob./2Cl./2Bsn./1Hn.)
NM2010 Schubert octet £23
An arrangement for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns by James Breed based on an early sonatina for violin and piano.
NM2101 Suk Minuet and Polka £23
An arrangement by Tony Turrill for the standard wind octet, 2Ob, 2Cl, 2Bsn, 2Hn. The minuet is taken from Suk’s Serenade for Strings, the second movement from his orchestral suite Pohadka , labeled “Peasants Dancing” and ideally suited to the wind instruments, from the first moment of the rising theme of the two clarinets to the final chord.
NM2012 Warlock Capriol Suite. £23
Probably Warlock’s masterpiece, certainly his most played composition in his original orchestral version and a variety of arrangements. This arrangement by Tony Turrill is for the standard Wind Octet, He has also orchestrated it for string orchestra, woodwind and horns (this may be hired POA)