Big instrumentations of woodwinds (more than 5 musicians)

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Caplet, André (1878 - 1925)

Suite Persane (D-dur)
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(2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns)
Verlag Gebr. Schottstädt, GS 10901
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Scharki (Allegretto quais Andante)
  2. Mhavvend (Lento)
  3. Iskia Samaisi
Composed in 1900, premiere one year later. The two similar instruments are very often going in parallel. I don´ like that so much.


D´Indy, Vincent (1851 - 1931)

Chanson et Danses op. 50 (g-moll)
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(flute, oboe, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, horn in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Chanson - Lent
  2. Danses - Tres anime
This is a really old edition from a second-hand bookshop. Perhaps a newer edition is not that big format.
Unfortunately without score


Gounod, Charles (1818 - 1893)

Petite Symphonie (g-moll)
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(flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in H flat)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. 1. Adagio et Allegretto
  2. 2. Andante Cantabile
  3. 3. Scherzo
  4. 4. Finale
Only score


Gouvy, Théodore (1819 - 1898)

Petite Suite Gauloise op. 90 (e-moll)
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(flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Introduction et Menuet
  2. Andante (Aubade)
  3. Ronde de nuit
  4. Tambourin
These are the parts. The score is available with order number UE3481.


Petite Suite Gauloise op. 90 (e-moll)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Introduction et Menuet - Minuetto
  2. Aubade
  3. Ronde de nuit
  4. Tambourin
Only parts
Great piece of music. Gouvy is anyway a name to be remembered.
Attention: the first bassoon needs to read tenor clef.


Ottetto op. 71 (c-moll)
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(flute, oboe, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E flat)
Edition Compusic Amsterdam, 235
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Larghetto
  2. Romance (Larghetto)
  3. Allegretto
  4. Dance suedoise (Allegro)
Parts and score.


Pierné, Gabriel (1863 - 1937)

Preludio & Fughetta op. 40, Nr.1 (Es-Dur)
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(2 flutes, oboe, clarinet in H flat, 2 bassoons, horn in F)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Fughetta scherzando
This is a pocket score, parts are separately available.


Preludio & Fughetta op. 40, No. 1 (Es-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro - Fughetta scherzando
These are the parts. Both flutes and both bassoons are printed in score. That´s fine for playing but bad for practising at home.


Reinecke, Carl (1824 - 1910)

Octet op. 216 (B-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Scherzo
  3. Adagio ma non troppo
  4. Finale (Allegro molto e grazioso)
Very nice, not easy and especially in the third and fourth movement demanding for the flute.


Sextett op. 271 (B-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, 2 horns in F)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio molto
  3. Vivace ma non troppo
  4. Finale - Allegro moderato ma con spirito
Parts and score
Very nice


Author: Claudia Haider; Last updated 18.04.2012