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Albeniz – Cordoba*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob CA 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 6˝ minutes
Comments: A gentle piece depicting a summer evening in Cordoba. Makes good contrasting work in a nonet concert. It uses a cor anglais instead of the 2nd oboe.
 
Anon – 6 Elizabethan Dances*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: A different instrument is tacet in each of the first 5 pieces.
 
Anon. – Tyrolean Holiday
Instrumentation: 2 Solo Cls 2Ob 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 2 minutes
Comments: I know nothing about this - not even the real title! It is for 2 solo clarinets accompanied by the rest of the octet.
 
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.
 
Beethoven – Bagatelle No.2
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 2˝ minutes
Comments: A scherzo arranged as a bit of fun for an octet session on Beethoven's birthday.
 
Beethoven – Bagatelle No.2
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 2˝ minutes
Comments: A scherzo arranged as a bit of fun for an quintet session.
 
Beethoven – Pastoral Symphony (5th mvt.)*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 9 minutes
 
Beethoven – Serenade in D Op.8*
Instrumentation: 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 25 minutes
Comments: Originally for violin, viola & cello
 
Belloli – 12 Grand Studies No.1*
Instrumentation: 5 (or 4) Horns   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: I added a 3-horn accompaniment to the original study and then divided the original part between 2 players. Parts include both versions.
 
Berlioz – Le Carnaval Romain Ov.*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob(2nd=CA) 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 8˝ minutes
 
Bizet – Jeux d'Enfants Suite*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB Perc(Opt)   
Duration: 10 minutes
Comments: There is an optional part for snare drum and triangle (1 player) in the first and third movements.
 
Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia*
Instrumentation: 2Fl Ob CA 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB or CBn   
Duration: 6˝ minutes
 
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob(2nd=CA) 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB    ,
Duration: 11 minutes
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.10*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 1˝ minutes
Comments: A fast and exciting piece which would make a good encore.
 
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.
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.7
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 1˝ minutes
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dances Nos. 3 & 7
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration: 3˝ minutes
Comments: Not the most famous but quite well known. Not boisterous - they are both marked Allegretto. These were published a while ago by Boosey & Hawkes and are available from June Emerson.
This item is not available from me. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dances Nos.13 & 19*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB    ,
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: Two of the lesser-known dances. More relaxed than some – good for encores.
 
Bridge – Sir Roger de Coverley
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: Arranged from the original for string orchestra.
 
Cimarosa – Concerto for Oboe
Instrumentation: Solo Ob Fl Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 5 minutes
 
Clements – 4 Pieces for Wind Quintet*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 5 minutes
 
Clements – Big Band arrangements for Wind Octet
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)   
Duration: minutes
Comments: Various big band numbers arranged for standard wind octet. Contact me for details.
 
Clements – Christmas arrangements for Wind Octet
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: minutes
Comments: Various carols and Christmas songs arranged for standard wind octet. Contact me for details.
 
Clements – Elegy*
Instrumentation: Horn & Piano   
Duration: 9 minutes
 
Clements – Seven Duets for 2 Horns*
Instrumentation: 2 Horns    ,
Duration: 9 minutes
 
Clements – Sonata for 2 Flutes*
Instrumentation: 2 Fl   
Duration: 13 minutes
 
Clements – Sonata for 3 Horns*
Instrumentation: 3 Horns   
Duration: 13 minutes
 
Clements – Sonata Movement for Oboe & Piano*
Instrumentation: Ob Pno    ,
Duration: 9 minutes
 
Clements – Sonatina for Flute & Piano*
Instrumentation: Fl Pno   
Duration: 10 minutes
 
Clements – Suite for 3 Horns*
Instrumentation: 3 Horns   
Duration: 12 minutes
 
Clements – Symphonic Fragments No.1 (Mahler's 1st Symphony)*
Instrumentation: 5 Horns   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
Comments: Abridged arrangement of the 1st movement of Mahler 1 which includes all the 'horn bits'. Also available for 8 horns.
 
Clements – Symphonic Fragments No.1 (Mahler's 1st Symphony)*
Instrumentation: 8 Horns   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
Comments: Abridged arrangement of the 1st movement of Mahler 1 which includes all the 'horn bits'. Also available for 5 horns.
 
Clements – Symphonic Fragments No.2 (Brahms' 1st Symphony)*
Instrumentation: 5 Horns   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
Comments: Abridged arrangement of the last movement of Brahms 1.
 
Clements – Symphonic Fragments No.3 (Brahms' 2nd Symphony)*
Instrumentation: 5 Horns   
Duration: 6 minutes
Comments: Abridged arrangement of the 1st movement of Brahms 2 which includes all the 'horn bits'.
 
Confrey – Greenwich Witch
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 3 minutes
 
de Grau – Les Clochettes*
Instrumentation: P Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn CBn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: A "Galop Brilliant" from a Victorian piano duet. A good piece to end with. The large group equivalent of "Qui Vive"
 
Debussy – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin*
Instrumentation: Ob CA 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 2 minutes
Comments: The cor anglais part can be played on an oboe if necessary.
 
Delibes – Coppelia (Prelude & Mazurka)*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 6 minutes
 
Diniçu – Hora Staccato
Instrumentation: Solo Cl Ob Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 2 minutes
Comments: Very difficult showpiece for the soloist.
 
Dohnanyi – Intermezzo
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: A lively scherzo-like piece. Quite tricky if played up to tempo.
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest - By the Black Lake*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: The second of the set of 6 piano duets called 'From the Bohemian Forest'. A slow one with a lovely horn tune!
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest - From Troublous Times*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: The sixth of the set of 6 piano duets called 'From the Bohemian Forest'. The middle section tune will be familiar to those who know the 4th Symphony.
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest - In the Spinning Room*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
Comments: The first of the set of 6 piano duets called 'From the Bohemian Forest'.
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest - In Wait*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: The fourth of the set of 6 piano duets called 'From the Bohemian Forest'. "At the hunting stand".
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest - Silent Woods*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 3˝ minutes
Comments: The fifth of the set of 6 piano duets called 'From the Bohemian Forest'. Another slow one and quite well-known as a cello solo I believe (I saw it described somewhere as "semi-familiar"!).
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest - Walpurgis Night*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: The third of the set of 6 piano duets called 'From the Bohemian Forest'. A wild one, as you would expect from the title!
 
Dvorák – From the Bohemian Forest*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn
Duration: 23 minutes
Comments: A set of 6 pieces - see individual entries for details. These can be purchased separately but are also available more cheaply as a bound set. Good value!
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 11*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: Three of my Slavonic Dances (Nos. 8, 9 & 15) were published a while ago by Boosey & Hawkes and are available from June Emerson. Nos. 6, 7 & 11 were arranged at much the same time.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 15
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Published by Boosey and Hawkes along with Nos. 8 & 9.
This item is not available from me. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 4*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 6˝ minutes
Comments: Three of my Slavonic Dances (Nos. 8, 9 & 15) were published a while ago by Boosey & Hawkes and are available from June Emerson. Nos. 6, 7 & 11 were arranged at much the same time. This was made more recently and is one of the gentler dances.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 46/2
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Published by June Emerson
This item is not available from this site. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at June Emerson - Wind Music.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 6*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Three of my Slavonic Dances (Nos. 8, 9 & 15) were published a while ago by Boosey & Hawkes and are available from June Emerson. These four were arranged at much the same time.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 7*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: Three of my Slavonic Dances (Nos. 8, 9 & 15) were published a while ago by Boosey & Hawkes and are available from June Emerson. These four were arranged at much the same time.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 8
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: Published by Boosey and Hawkes along with Nos. 9 & 15.
This item is not available from me. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
 
Dvorák – Slavonic Dance No. 9
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: My first arrangement for octet and my favourite! Published by Boosey and Hawkes along with Nos. 8 & 15.
This item is not available from me. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
 
Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 3 minutes
 
Elgar – Wand of Youth Suite No.2*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 16 minutes
 
Falla – Ritual Fire Dance*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
 
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.
 
Flotow – Martha Overture
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 6˝ minutes
Comments: Makes a good opener for a concert.
 
Gabrieli – Sonata Pian' e Forte*
Instrumentation: 2Ob Cl BHn (or Cl) 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
Comments: For two choirs (Oboes & Bassoons and Clarinets & Horns) and works well if performed antiphonally (obviously!). Originally one of the clarinet parts was written for basset horn and both parts are included.
 
Gabriel-Marie – La Cinquantaine*
Instrumentation: Solo Bn 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Originally written for the Budapest Wind Ensemble as a double-bass solo plus wind octet (see nonets), this version has been re-scored just for the octet with a solo bassoon.
 
Gabriel-Marie – La Cinquantaine*
Instrumentation: Solo DB 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Arranged for the Budapest Wind Ensemble as a double-bass solo plus wind octet. There is an alternative version for octet with a solo bassoon (see octets), parts for which are included to allow either version to be played.
 
Ganz – Qui Vive*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: A Galop of the Victorian piano duet school. Good fun as an encore although a bit long for that.
 
Gounod – Funeral March of a Marionette*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
 
Gounod – Introduction to Faust*
Instrumentation: Fl(opt) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
Comments: Useful as a quiet interlude. There is an optional flute part for nonet concerts.
 
Grieg – 4 Norwegian Dances*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 14˝ minutes
 
Grieg – Holberg Suite*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 15 minutes
Comments: Complete suite (5 movements).
 
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No.1*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob(2nd=CA) 2Cl(2nd=BCl) 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 13 minutes
Comments: There is an alternative 2nd clarinet if no bass clarinet is available.
 
Grieg – Wedding Day in Troldhagen
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
Comments: An expanded version of the Decet arrangement.
 
Grieg – Wedding Day in Troldhagen*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
 
Haydn – 'Now vanish ...' from Creation*
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob Cl BHn(or Cl) 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: This chorus works well on the nonet. One of the clarinet parts was originally written for basset horn and this part is included.
 
Haydn – String Quartet Op.50 No.1*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 25 minutes
 
Haydn – Symphony No.83*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn    ,
Duration: 25 minutes
Comments: 4 movements. Makes a change from Krommer, although more 'serious' and therefore not so suitable for background music.
 
Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel Ov.*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 7˝ minutes
 
Ippolitov-Ivanov – Procession of the Sardar*
Instrumentation: P Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5 minutes
 
Joplin – A Breeze from Alabama*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: A typical Joplin rag.
 
Lefébure-Wély – Sortie*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB (or CBn)   
Duration: 3˝ minutes
Comments: I love this piece!
 
Mendelssohn – Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: Features the 1st horn as in the original.
 
Mendelssohn – Organ Sonata No.1*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn CBn    , ,
Duration: 13 minutes
Comments: A substantial work in 3 movements arranged to retain the sound of an organ. Something else to play having got all these players together for the Strauss Serenade.
 
Mendelssohn – Scherzo from the String Octet*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: An optimistic arrangement which is fun but very hard to play up to speed. Not popular with string players therefore well worth doing!
 
Mendelssohn – Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: I think this is quite well-known.
 
Monti – Csárdás
Instrumentation: Fl & Piccolo Solo Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 4 minutes
 
Moszkowski – 2 Spanish Dances
Instrumentation: 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn    ,
Duration: 6 minutes
 
Mozart – Harmonie Musik
Instrumentation: 2 Solo Hns 2Cl 2Bn   
Duration: 22 minutes
Comments: Arrangement of the Horn Quintet with added Minuet edited by PC. The origin of this is uncertain.
 
Mozart – Romanza from Serenade in Bb
Instrumentation: 2Ob Cl BHn 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Arranged by request for a special occasion. The basset horn is essential. The double bass, though optional, is highly desirable.
 
Mussorgsky – A Night on Bald Mountain*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 10˝ minutes
 
Nevin – Narcissus*
Instrumentation: 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 2 minutes
 
Nicodé – Menuett
Instrumentation: 16 Horns   
Duration: 5 minutes
 
Offenbach – Orpheus Overture
Instrumentation: Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn   
Duration: 7 minutes
Comments: Lots of well-known tunes including the can-can. Goes down well. (Except, as we discovered, in French monasteries!)
 
Puccini – Prelude, L'abandono & La tregenda from Le villi*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB    ,
Duration: 10 minutes
 
Puccini – Preludio sinfonico
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob(2nd=CA) 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 9 minutes
 
Rachmaninov – Serenade*
Instrumentation: Ob CA 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: A gentle waltz-like piece which uses a cor anglais instead of the 2nd oboe.
 
Rossini – La cambiale di matrimonio*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: Rossini's first opera.
 
Rossini – Semiramide Ov.*
Instrumentation: P Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: minutes
 
Saint-Saens – Bacchanale from Samson & Delila*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB Perc(Opt)   
Duration: 7˝ minutes
Comments: An expanded version of the dwq. The percussion, which is optional, comprises triangle, suspended cymbal, castanets, snare drum and tom-toms (one player).
 
Saint-Saëns – 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.
 
Saint-Saëns – Suite from The Carnival of the Animals*
Instrumentation: Fl(P) 2Ob 2Cl(2nd=BHn) 2Hn 2Bn DB    , , , ,
Duration: 8 minutes
Comments: 5 movements. Down as a "nonet" but the bass is essential. The basset horn is used in The Swan and can be replaced by a bassoon.
 
Saint-Saëns – The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals*
Instrumentation: Solo DB Fl Cl BHn 2Hn   
Duration: 2 minutes
Comments: From the Suite. An odd but very effective combination. I suppose the basset horn could be replaced by a bass clarinet or bassoon (as in the Suite) but this is better. The DB solo could be played by a bassoon.!
 
Sapellnikov – Polka Miniature*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)   
Duration: 2˝ minutes
Comments: A charming polka.
 
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.
 
Schumann – Konzertstück for 4 Horns
Instrumentation: 4 Solo Hns 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Bn DB
Duration: 18 minutes
 
Smetana – Vltava from Ma Vlast*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 11˝ minutes
 
Sonntag – Nibelungen March
Instrumentation: P(opt) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
Comments: A march based on motives from Wagner's Ring. As well as the double-bass part there is an optional piccolo part. There is also a combined piccolo/double-bass part for anyone who can play both (supplies on request)!
 
Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl(Eb & Bb) 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 3˝ minutes
Comments: The DB is optional but desirable. Note the Eb clarinet! I also have a version with added piccolo and 2 Bb clarinets.
 
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.
 
Sousa – Washington Post
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 2˝ minutes
Comments: What can I say?
 
Strauss F. – Nocturno for Horn and Chamber Orchestra*
Instrumentation: Solo Hn 1.2.2.2/2(or 1) Str   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
Comments: The piano part of the original arranged for small orchestra. The 2nd horn can be omitted if the soloist is taken from the orchestra.
 
Strauss J. – Csárdás from Die Fledermaus
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4 minutes
Comments: Version A. This includes the original slow section ('Sound of Gypsy music'), which is quite long and tricky for ensemble.
 
Strauss J. – Csárdás from Die Fledermaus
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 2˝ minutes
Comments: Version B. This is shorter than version A and has a easier slow section with the same fast section.
 
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.
 
Strauss J. – Die Fledermaus Finale Act II
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5˝ minutes
Comments: Expanded from the DWQ version.
 
Strauss J. – Die Fledermaus Overture*
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB (+opt. Picc)   
Duration: 7˝ minutes
Comments: An arrangement of the ever-popular overture which has an optional piccolo part.
 
Strauss J. – Radetzky March*
Instrumentation: P 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt.)   
Duration: 3 minutes
Comments: I think we all know this one.
 
Suk – Fantastic Scherzo*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2=P) 2Ob(2=CA) 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB (+opt. T Hp & P)   
Duration: 14 minutes
Comments: The timpani, harp and percussion (tri.,cym(1) & tamb.) are optional and are cued in where necessary.
 
Tárrega – Grand Valse*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn   
Duration: 2˝ minutes
Comments: Originally for guitar. Includes what is the most familiar piece of music in the world!
 
Taylor – Two Miniatures
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn    ,
Duration: 2˝ minutes
 
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2=P) Ob CA 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4˝ minutes
 
Verdi – Nabucco Ov.*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 6˝ minutes
 
Wagner – Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: From Lohengrin.
 
Watters – Double or Quits
Instrumentation: 2 Solo Hns 2Ob 2Cl 2Bn   
Duration: 1˝ minutes
Comments: Originally for 2 trumpets, this has been arranged for horns accompanied by the rest of the octet.
 
Weber – Intro & Rondo Ongarese*
Instrumentation: Solo Bn 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn Bn    ,
Duration: 7 minutes
Comments: Familiar to bassoonists. The accompaniment has been arranged for the rest of the octet.
 
Weber – Sonatina*
Instrumentation: Fl Ob Cl Hn Bn    ,
Duration: 6˝ minutes
Comments: Originally for piano.
 
 
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