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Compatible Duets for Winds

31 Duets That Can Be Played by Any combination of Wind Instruments

By Domenico Gatti

Chamber Music Clarinet, Euphonium T.C., Trumpet, tenor Saxophone
31 Duets That Can Be Played by Any combination of Wind Instruments. Composed by Domenico Gatti, etc., Joseph Brackett, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Robert Schumann, Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707), Larry Clark, Traditional, and Welsh Folk Song. Arranged by Larry Clark. SWS. Back To School. Collection. With Standard notation. 48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #WF94. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.WF94).

Item Number: CF.WF94

ISBN 9780825874802. 9 x 12 inches.

If you have a friend that plays another instrument and you want to play aduet with them for fun or in a performance, then this is the book for you.This collection contains 31 duets in a variety of styles from classical tofolk music to original pieces that will be fun to play with any combinationof two wind instruments. Duets are a great way to learn how to playin a chamber-music setting, and this unique collection gives you theopportunity to do it with anyone else that plays a wind instrument, makingthe combinations of instruments that can be used almost limitless. Thiswould be a great collection for use in a school setting, for students whoare especially eager to play music with their friends. The flexibility of theseduets makes them a must-have for any wind player.
In my experience as an instrumental music teacher, I found that having students playin small chamber-music groups was a very beneficial exercise to improve the student’soverall musicianship. The simplest form of chamber music is the duet. It is an opportunityfor the student to play with a teacher or to play with another student of similar abilities.Aspects of playing such as tone quality, intonation, technique and ensemble skills canbe developed during the process of studying duets.These duets are different in that they have many different performance options, sinceall of the books in this series are compatible. As a former middle-school band directorI always had students that wanted to come to the band room during lunch or afterschool; eager students who simply wanted to play music with their friends. However,that was not possible at the time, since there was very little duet material available thatwas compatible with all of the wind instruments. This book takes care of that. A studentcan now grab a fellow musician, no matter what instrument they might play, and havehours of fun playing duets together. Most importantly, they will learn a great deal aboutmusic-making in the process.The duets have been generally arranged in the book in order of difficulty and cover arange of keys that are appropriate for this ability level. Special care was given to makesure that both of the duet parts were on a similar ability level and that each line wasgiven an opportunity to play a lead role at some point during the arrangement. Also,most of the musical markings are attached to both systems and the point size of themusic was considered for ease of reading.It is my hope that this collection will help to stimulate and enhance the musicianship ofthe performers. It was a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to put together thiscollection. I hope it is a useful tool for you for years to come.

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  • 4

    Northern CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 04, 2018 Famous tunes for two

    It's a great concept: Take excerpts from the Western world's most famous classical tunes and arrange for two wind instruments. This edition works for trumpet and clarinet. I would imagine it's too easy for clarinet. However, it's interesting enough for trumpet. My only gripe is the...

    arrangements are too repetitive in place. For example, the Largo from Dvorak 9 has so much interesting material to use, including the slow opening chords. Those opening chords were omitted in favor of repeating the main theme.

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