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Beethoven – Pastoral Symphony (5th mvt.)*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 9 minutes
 
Berlioz – Le Carnaval Romain Ov.*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob(2nd=CA) 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 8½ 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: 6½ minutes
 
Borodin – Polovtsian Dances*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob(2nd=CA) 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB    ,
Duration: 11 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"
 
Delibes – Coppelia (Prelude & Mazurka)*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 6 minutes
 
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: 4½ minutes
 
Grieg – 4 Norwegian Dances*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 14½ minutes
 
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: 5½ minutes
Comments: An expanded version of the Decet arrangement.
 
Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel Ov.*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 7½ minutes
 
Ippolitov-Ivanov – Procession of the Sardar*
Instrumentation: P Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5 minutes
 
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.
 
Mussorgsky – A Night on Bald Mountain*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 10½ minutes
 
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
 
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: 7½ 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).
 
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: 11½ minutes
 
Strauss J. – Die Fledermaus Finale Act II
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2=P) 2Ob 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5½ minutes
Comments: Expanded from the DWQ version.
 
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.
 
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2=P) Ob CA 2Cl 2Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 4½ minutes
 
Verdi – Nabucco Ov.*
Instrumentation: 2Fl(2nd=P) 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 6½ minutes
 
Wagner – Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral*
Instrumentation: 2Fl 2Ob 2Cl 4Hn 2Bn DB   
Duration: 5 minutes
Comments: From Lohengrin.
 
 
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