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Compatible Quartets for Winds

21 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments

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21 Quartets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments. Composed by etc., Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829), Giuseppe Giordani (1745-1798), Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Robert Schumann, Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Edward MacDowell (1861-1908), Scott Joplin (1868-1917), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Larry Clark, Traditional, and William Duncombe. Edited by Larry Clark. SWS. Performance score. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #WF187. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.WF187).

Item Number: CF.WF187

ISBN 9780825898228. 9 x 12 inches.

If you have some friends that play other instruments and you want to play some quartets with them for fun or in a performance, then this is the book for you. This collection contains 21 quartets in a variety of styles from classical, to folk music to original pieces that will be fun to play with any combination of four wind instruments. Quartets are a great way to learn how to play in a chamber-music setting, and this unique collection gives you the opportunity to do it with anyone else that plays a wind instrument, making the combinations of instruments that can be used almost limitless. This would be a great collection for use in school settings when those students come in at lunchtime or after school. The flexibility of these quartets makes them a must-have for any wind player.
In my experience as an instrumental music teacher, I found that having students play in small chamber music groups was a very beneficial exercise to improve the student's overall musicianship. A simple form of chamber music is a quartet. It is an opportunity for the student to play with other students of similar abilities. Aspects of playing such as tone quality, intonation, technique and ensemble skills can be developed during the process of studying quartets. These quartets are different in that they have many different performance options since all of the books in this series are compatible. As a former middle-school band director, I always had students that wanted to come to the band room during lunch or after school, students who just wanted to play music with their friends. At the time, that was not possible, since there was very little material available that was compatible with all of the wind instruments. This book helps takes care of that. A student can now grab three of their friends no matter what instrument they play and have hours of fun playing quartets together. Most importantly, they will learn something in the process. The quartets have been generally placed in the book in order of difficulty and cover a range of keys that are appropriate for this ability level. Special care was given to making sure that all parts were on a similar ability level. Also, most of the musical markings are attached to both systems, and the point size of the music was considered for ease of reading. It is my hope that this collection will help to stimulate and enhance the musicianship of the performers. It was a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to put together this collection. I hope it is a useful tool for you for years to come.

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