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Arensky – Basso Ostinato*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn CBn(opt)   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: An interesting piece in 5/4 with a 6-beat ostinato. A DB can be used but CBn is preferable.
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.17*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 2 minutes
Comments: Slow and fast sections. Would make a good encore.
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.4*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(both=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: Slow and fast sections and a brisk middle section which uses 2 piccolos. It is possible to play the 2nd piccolo part on flute if absolutely necessary.
 
Flotow – Martha Finale Act IV
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Originally arranged with singers, this has been adapted for DWQ. It is basically a pot-pourri of tunes, including the famous 'Last Rose of Summer'. There is an optional bass part.
 
Flotow – Martha Overture
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 6 minutes
Comments: An adaptation for DWQ of the nonet version. The sound sample is of the nonet but you'll get the idea.
 
Grieg – Wedding Day in Troldhagen*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 5 minutes
 
Rossini – La cambiale di matrimonio*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: Rossini's first opera.
 
Saint-Sans – Bacchanale from Samson & Delila*
Instrumentation: P Fl Ob CA 2 Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 7 minutes
Comments: Arranged at the request of Kaleidoscope Wind, this is difficult but fun.
 
Schubert – Fantasia op.103*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 18 minutes
Comments: An early arrangement of Schubert's well-known piano duet.
 
Schubert – Overture in C in the Italian Style*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 6 minutes
 
Schubert – Piano Sonata in A minor*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn    , ,
Duration: 18 minutes
 
Schumann – Faschingsschwank aus Wien*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob(2nd=CA opt) 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn    , ,
Duration: 20 minutes
Comments: Arranged to celebrate Schumann's 200th anniversary in 2010. 5 movements.
 
Sousa – The Thunderer*
Instrumentation: Picc Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: The 2nd flute can be played by another piccolo or omitted. The bass (or contra) is desirable but can be omitted.
 
Strauss J. – Die Fledermaus Finale Act II
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt,)   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: Originally arranged with singers, this has been adapted for DWQ with optional double bass. It is basically a pot-pourri of tunes from the opera.
 
 
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