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Each piece is listed with composer, title, instrumentation, price (which includes packing and UK postage) and a brief description of the work. Scores, where available, are usually priced separately to give the option of a lower cost where a score is not needed. To help you choose, you can listen to part of the arrangement.

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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.
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Part Price:£6.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Beethoven – Bagatelle No.2
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn
Duration:2½ minutes
Comments: A scherzo arranged as a bit of fun for an octet session on Beethoven's birthday.
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Part Price:£3.00
Score Price:£0.75
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.10
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:1½ minutes
Comments: A fast and exciting piece which would make a good encore.
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Part Price:£4.00
Score Price:£1.00
 
Brahms – Hungarian Dances Nos. 3 & 7
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:3½ minutes
Comments: Not the most famous but quite well known. Not boisterous - they are both marked Allegretto.
This item is not available from this site. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
Part Price:£-.--
Score Price:Included with parts
 
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.
Sample Extracts: Sample 1, Sample 2
Part Price:£5.00
Score Price:£1.50
 
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.
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Part Price:£8.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Dvorįk – 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.
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Part Price:£12.00
Score Price:£3.00
 
Dvorįk – Slavonic Dance No. 15
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:4 minutes
Comments: Published by Boosey and Hawkes along with Nos. 8 & 9.
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Score Price:Included with parts
 
Dvorįk – Slavonic Dance No. 4
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:6½ 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.
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Part Price:£12.00
Score Price:£3.00
 
Dvorįk – 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. Nos. 6, 7 & 11 were arranged at much the same time.
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Part Price:£12.00
Score Price:£3.00
 
Dvorįk – 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.
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Part Price:£12.00
Score Price:£3.00
 
Dvorįk – 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 this site. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
Part Price:£-.--
Score Price:Included with parts
 
Dvorįk – 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 this site. It can be ordered through your local music shop, or on-line at Boosey & Hawkes or June Emerson - Wind Music.
Part Price:£-.--
Score Price:Included with parts
 
Gabrieli – Sonata Pian' e Forte
Instrumentation: 2Ob Cl BHn (or Cl) 2Hn 2Bn
Duration:4½ 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.
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Part Price:£3.00
Score Price:£1.50
 
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.
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Part Price:£5.50
Score Price:£2.00
 
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.
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Part Price:£9.00
Score Price:£3.50
 
Gounod – Introduction to Faust
Instrumentation: Fl(opt) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn
Duration:4½ minutes
Comments: Useful as a quiet interlude. There is an optional flute part for nonet concerts.
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Part Price:£4.00
Score Price:£1.50
 
Grieg – Holberg Suite
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn
Duration:15 minutes
Comments: Complete suite (5 movements).
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Part Price:£20.00
Score Price:£4.50
 
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.
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Part Price:£25.00
Score Price:£6.00
 
Joplin – A Breeze from Alabama
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:4 minutes
Comments: A typical Joplin rag.
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Part Price:£5.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Lefébure-Wély – Sortie
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB (or CBn)
Duration:3½ minutes
Comments: I love this piece!
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Part Price:£8.00
Score Price:£3.00
 
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!
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Part Price:£12.00
Score Price:£3.00
 
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.
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Part Price:£4.00
Score Price:£1.50
 
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.
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Part Price:£5.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Sapellnikov – Polka Miniature
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB(opt)
Duration: minutes
Comments: A charming polka.
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Part Price:£8.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Sonntag – Nibelungen March
Instrumentation: Picc(opt) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:4½ 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)!
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Part Price:£7.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl(Eb & Bb) 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:3½ minutes
Comments: The DB is optional but desirable. Note the Eb clarinet! I also have a version with added piccolo and 2 Bb clarinets.
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Part Price:£5.00
Score Price:£1.00
 
Sousa – Washington Post
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:2½ minutes
Comments: What can I say?
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Part Price:£4.00
Score Price:£1.00
 
Strauss J. – Csardas 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.
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Part Price:£5.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Strauss J. – Csardas from Die Fledermaus
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB
Duration:2½ minutes
Comments: Version B. This is shorter than version A and has a easier slow section with the same fast section.
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Part Price:£3.50
Score Price:£1.50
 
Strauss J. – Die Fledermaus Overture
Instrumentation: 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB (+opt. Picc)
Duration:7½ minutes
Comments: An arrangement of the ever-popular overture which has an optional piccolo part.
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Part Price:£17.50
Score Price:£5.00
 
Watters – Double or Quits
Instrumentation: 2 Solo Hns 2Ob 2Cl 2Bn
Duration:1½ minutes
Comments: Originally for 2 trumpets, this has been arranged for horns accompanied by the rest of the octet.
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Part Price:£6.00
Score Price:£2.00
 
Weber – Intro & Rondo Ongarese
Instrumentation: Solo Bn 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn Bn
Duration:7 minutes
Comments: Well-known to bassoonists. The accompaniment has been arranged for the rest of the octet.
Sample Extracts: Sample 1, Sample 2
Part Price:£17.00
Score Price:£5.00
 
 
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