I am delighted to publish a wonderful bassoon quartet arrangement by bassoonist Gillian Horn of Bartok’s Romanian Dances.
There are six diverse and colourful dances in the set: Jo cu bâta (Stick Dance), Brâul (Sash Dance), Pe Loc (Standing Still), Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum), Poarga Româneasca (Romanian Polka), and Maruntel (Fast Dance). Gillian’s arrangement brings out each dance’s unique character wonderfully well – a lovely collection for bassoon quartet.
Pierne’s Album pour mes petits amis captures childhood innocence in music and is reminiscent of works like Faure’s Dolly Suite. ‘Pastorale’ is already an established wind quintet, here followed by 5 more movements… Continue reading Pierne’s “Album pour mes petits amis”
Wow, this really has been a labour of love. The Planets is one of my favourite pieces of all time. My biggest arrangement yet: 50 minutes of pure planetary heaven! An arrangement for wind quintet and piano of truly epic proportions!
NEW: Saint-Saens’ The Elephant from The Carnival of the Animals for bassoon quartet. This music depicting the cumbersome, yet graceful pachyderm was an obvious contender for this grouping!
Yes, four new arrangements by the wonderful Paul Lincke! Two wind quintets, one bassoon quartet and one arrangement for wind quintet and piano. Continue reading Four arrangements of Paul Lincke’s music – Berlin’s “Johann Strauss”
Offenbach’s much-loved Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’. Surely one of the best known melodies ever written?! Here presented in a lovely arrangement for wind quintet and piano … Continue reading Offenbach’s gorgeous ‘Barcarolle’ – brand new for wind quintet & piano
Not your average Christmas repertoire here with the diving opening Prelude from Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio arranged for wind quintet which really sets the scene for the Christmas story. Continue reading A new Christmas piece for wind quintet by Saint-Saens