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Gustav Holst - FIRST SUITE IN E-FLAT - a Special FLUTE part for use in Mvt. 2 "Intermezzo" - concert band

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By Gustav Holst

Flute, Concert Band - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by edited by Brian Harris. Repertoire. Individual Part. 3 pages. Published by Publications (S0.15131).

Item Number: S0.15131


If you have ever had the joy to perform Gustav Holst’s FIRSTSUITE IN E-FLAT FOR MILITARY BAND, you are aware that the second movement usestwo E-flat clarinets on a very prominent line that cannot be omitted. But notmany bands use E-flat clarinet anymore – much less likely two players. Holstskillfully wrote the FIRST SUITE so it could be performed with as few as 18players. But for some reason, publishers have never cross-cued the E-flatClarinet parts in a suitable manner . . . until now. Here is the missing part!

With very little difficulty, the critical part for the twoE-flat clarinets can be played by two flute players. It sounds just as good, ifnot better. And none of the flute part has to be omitted.

Listen to the sound excerpt and decide for yourself. The recording is my college band using 2 flutes instead of the 2 E-flat clarinets. Thisspecial part works with all Holst editions on the market (original version,Fennell edition, Matthews edition, etc.)


Other “SPECIAL PARTS” available:

SEA SONGS by Ralph Vaughan Williams: Special Bass Clarinet part (doubling Tuba) 

FLOURISH FOR WIND BAND by Ralph Vaughan Williams: Special Tuba part (single line; no octave doublings) 

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COMPOSER/ARRANGER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in MusicEducation from the Florida State University and was a band director for over 30years in public school and college levels. Many of his works are available from and throughSheet Music Plus digital downloads. 


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