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Elementary Ensembles, Volume 1

By Jim Evans

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Woodwind Duet, Woodwind Trio, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Euphonium, Brass Duet, Brass Trio, Vibraphone, Xylophone - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Jim Evans. Repertoire, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 160 pages. Published by Jim Evans (S0.759015).

Item Number: S0.759015

A collection of six duets and six trios written with the youngest players in mind!

  • Ranges limited so that students can focus on rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, dynamics, and expression.
  • Rhythms are limited to whole, dotted half, half, quarter, and paired eighth notes. Rhythms that even the youngest musicians can count! No syncopation!
  • Each piece is about one minute in length to accommodate the limited stamina of younger players.
  • A variety of styles and moods to motivate students
  • Every measure of each part is numbered! You're welcome! 
  • Duets may be performed by any two instruments, with like or mixed instrumentation, but if you use mixed instrumentation you may have better results if upper instruments play the top line and lower instruments play the bottom line. Also, it may be preferable to avoid having two tubas, as the results may be less desirable.
  • Trios should be performed by two higher pitched instruments and one lower pitched instrument. Parts 1 and 2 could be flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, or horn. Part 3 should be at least one octave lower, and should be bassoon, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, trombone, baritone, or tuba.
  • Books for Flute/Oboe, Bb treble, Eb treble, Tenor Saxophone, Horn, Bass Clef, Tuba, Bells/Xylophone

Notes

Duets

Sneaking Around
Meter: 4/4
Key: Bb
Range: A - G
Focus: Staccato, Slur, Phrasing, Dynamic Contrast

Country Dance
Meter: 3/4
Key: Bb
Range: A - G
Focus: Staccato, Triple Meter, Phrasing

All Aboard!
Meter: 4/4
Key: C minor
Range: Bb - Ab
Focus: Staccato, Slur, Phrasing, Dynamic Contrast,
Note: The second part on this piece may be especially challenging for young flute, oboe, and trombone players.

Give and Take
Meter: 3/2
Key: Bb
Range: Bb - F
Focus: Interplay between voices, especially contrasting staccato and legato, Triple Meter
Note: The meter signature of 3/2 allows for livelier rhythmic content without presenting sixteenth notes. Students should be able to read it in 6/4, then perform it in three when they get a "feel" for it.

Night Song
Meter: 4/4
Key: Eb
Range: Ab - Ab
Focus: Legato, Phrasing, Balance

Adagietto
Meter: 3/4
Key:Eb
Range: Ab - Ab
Focus: Legato, Phrasing, Balance, Independence

Trios

Parlor Dance
Meter: 4/4
Key: Bb
Range: A - G
Focus: Staccato, Slur, Phrasing

Bow and Curtsy
Meter: 3/4
Key: Eb
Range: Low A  G
Focus: Pickups, Staccato, Triple Meter

Hopscotch
Meter: 4/4
Key: Eb
Range: Ab - Ab
Focus: Staccato, Balance

Galliard
Meter: 3/4
Key: Bb
Range: A - G
Focus: Phrasing, Balance

On a Carousel
Meter: 4/4
Key: Eb
Range: Ab - Ab
Focus: Pickups, Independence

Hymn
Meter: 3/4
Key:Eb
Range: Low G - Ab
Focus: Legato, Phrasing, Balance

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