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Fitzwilliam Suite [Double Reed Ensemble]

£14.99
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From the Publisher

These charming pieces are 3 of the 50 or so that Giles Farnaby contributed to the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. Although they are arranged in modern keys, they retain their original modal feel. A Toye is is made up of two themes in the Aeolian mode, each of which is followed by a variation. The melody bounces around between the oboes throughout. His Rest is a Galliard in Dorian mode and in a fugal style. His Humour plays on the contrast between the spritely staccato sections and the dolce, slow-moving rising and falling minims and semibreves, though the liveliness wins out in the end. Feel free to add embellishments as keyboard players of the late 16th century would have done.

Performance duration (approx): 3'50

Difficulty guide: 5-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Contents

  1. A Toye
  2. His Rest
  3. His Humour

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Oboe
  • Part 2: Oboe
  • Part 3: Oboe
  • Part 4: Bassoon
Category: Oboe and Bassoon Ensemble Music
Publisher: Wonderful Winds
Publisher's reference: WWWBF001A
Our Stock Code: 1417937
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (8 pages [score])

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