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Quintet in F major

£33.95

From the Publisher

JAMES WATERSON (1834-1893) was predominantly a military 
musician, composing and arranging pieces for the contemporary 
military band. He served with the Life Guards for several years, 
enlisting in 1853, and was a noted performer on the clarinet. 
He was active in bands in England, in 1868 arranging a test piece 
"Grand Fantasia on Roberto le Diable" for brass band. His career 
as a military musician continued as bandmaster of the First Life- 
guards from 1863 to 1878 and then as bandmaster to two Indian 
Viceroys, Lord Rippon and the Duke of Connaught. In India he 
insisted on having string as well as wind instruments in the band. 
His compositions include four quartets, three trios and numerous 
duets, all for clarinets, as well as several virtuoso solo works for 
clarinet and piano. He was a co-editor of the journal "British 
Bandsman" when it started in 1887. It is not known when he 
composed his wind quintet, although it received praise well before 
his death. The version that survives, from which we have created 
this edition, was published in 1921 by J R Lafleur in London.

Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe
  • Part 3: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 4: French Horn
  • Part 5: Bassoon
Category: Music for Wind Quintet
Publisher: Accolade
Publisher's reference: ACC1638
Our Stock Code: 1396157
Media Type: Paperback (24 pages [score])