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NM2034 Brahms variations and fugue on a theme of Handel.
An orchestration, by Tony Turrill , for double wind quintet and contrabassoon, of the piano work. The Theme is the Harmonious Blacksmith. In all, this setting uses 10 of the original variations and, with a sizeable fugue, it is a substantial work.
NM2035 Brahms serenade No.2
The original of this arrangement is probably the finest of Brahms’ early orchestral pieces and has the added advantage that it is primarily scored for the double wind quintet, no violins just violas & cellos. The work is of symphonic length and complexity, in six movements 1. Allegro Moderato; 2. Scherzo and trio Vivace; 3. Adagio ma non troppo; 4.Quasi menuetto and trio; 5. Rondo Allegro.
NM2041 Dvorak legends
Dvorak originally wrote these legends as ten pieces for two pianos. The instrumentation used here is a double wind quintet with an added contra bassoon and the second flute occasionally doubles piccolo. In movements 2, 4 & 9, the second oboe plays cor anglais and the second clarinet plays bass. alternatives using oboe and normal clarinet are provided. The contrabassoon is not ad lib, a double bass might just be used. This is one of Norvik’s most popular publication
NM2131 Dvorak Serenade for eleven wind
An assembly of Dvorak’s piano and chamber works to produce a seven movement serenade arranged for a similar ensemble as Mozart’s 13 wind. Mozart rarely uses all horns in his Serenade. This only requires two (2ob./2cl./2bhn/2bsn/contra/2hn.)
NM2061; 2071; 2063 Dvorak rhapsodies No.1, 2 or 3
These are not to be confused with the well known Slavonic Dances but arrangements by Tony Turrill for a large wind ensemble (14 instruments) of three of his surprisingly less well known Rhapsodies - surprisingly, because they are a treasure house of Dvorak at his most enjoyable. Although originally written for a very full orchestra, the woodwind and horns carry much of the main stream of the works and this allows the arrangement to be very effective - 2fl, fl/pic, 2ob, cor; 2cl, basscl, 2bsn, contra, 2hn.
NM2155 Haydn eight notturni
These eight notturni were originally commissioned for two solo Lira, with 2 C clarinets, 2 Violas, Cello, Bass and 2 Horns, although Haydn later himself provided alternatives with flute and oboes replacing the lira. All eight have been rescored as wind dececettes (the double standard wind quintet), in the slow movement of no.8 the clarinets are replaced by basset horns (cl versions are available)
NM2020 Richard Strauss Sonatina for Wind “from an invalid’s workshop”
NM2021 Richard Strauss Symphony for Wind “from a happy workshop”
Both works are symphonic in length and style. The first started its life as an andante and probably picked up the name before Strauss bit by bit added extra movements that finally became what should really b called Symphony no. 1. Both works are over 30 minutes long. He wrote the first while recovering from illness, hence the subtitle. The second came two years later when he was fully recovered