FlexDuets, FlexTrios and FlexQuartets
First Year FlexDuets
Scott Wagstaff designed and edited this series of flexible instrumentation duet books to make sure that grade 1-2 players have a positive first experience playing in a small ensemble. Featuring 12 selections that can be played by virtually any combination of two like or mixed wind instruments using the appropriate key-compatible book(s), these duets were written to accommodate the needs of Scott's own students and have already been played many times at contests with excellent results.
Contents: Old Mac's Back; Scarborough Fair; Bullfighter's Siesta; Marching Friends; Best Friends; Bells And Whistles; Warriors; Two Shining Stars; The Warrior's March; Hot Cross Buns; Frere Jacques; and Follow Me.
Second Year FlexDuets
These flexible instrumentation duet books are designed as a followup to the popular First Year FlexDuet collection. Featuring 10 grade 2-3 selections that can be played by virtually any combination of two like or mixed wind instruments using the appropriate key-compatible book(s).
Contents: Allegretto (Hook); Brindisi (Verdi); Danny Boy (Traditional); Fanfare (Strommen); Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Spilman); Kerry Dance (Traditional); La Cinquantaine (Marie); Let's Have A Party (Mozart); Polka (Strommen); and Swing Time (Strommen)
These 8 duets are destined to become a staple of school music libraries as they can be mixed or matched using any combination of the 10 different books for wind and string instruments. They can also be combined and played by a larger ensemble that has challenging instrumentation.
Contents: Blue Light Special (Halferty); Canon In Two Parts (Halferty); Crescent Moon Rising (Chinese folk song); Dirty Dish Rag (Halferty); Farandole (Bizet); March (Bach); The Rakes Of Mallow (Irish folk song); and Two Russian Folk Songs.
This collection is a terrific resource for student groups, church musicians, family musicians and more. These grade 2-3 arrangements are fully interchangeable. The Piano accompaniment book is optional and the Tuba book includes two versions of the duets; one that is to be played by 2 Tubas, and one that can be played with another instrument.
Contents: Hail The Conquering Hero Comes (Handel); Our Director (Bigelow); St. Anthony's Chorale (Haydn); Simple Gifts (Shaker hymn); Ecossaise (Beethoven); Can Can Polka (Offenbach); The Pilgrims' Chorus (Wagner); Allegro (Mozart)
These duets are written to be played by any two (or multiples of two) instruments. Published in score form for any combination of instruments using the appropriate key-compatible books.
Contents: Angels We Have Heard On High; Away In A Manger; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Deck The Halls; The First Noel; Good King Wenceslas; Jolly Old Saint Nicholas; It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; What Child Is This? (Greensleeves); O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree); O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles); Up On The Housetop; We Three Kings; Silent Night; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Jingle Bells
FlexTrios For All Winds
To answer the call for chamber music with flexible instrumentation, veteran writer Lennie Niehaus has designed this series of books featuring 10 selections that can be played by virtually any combination of three (or multiples of three - 6, 9, 12) like-or-mixed wind instruments using the appropriate key-compatible book.
Contents: Shortnin' Bread; The Band Played On; In The Gloaming; Finlandia; Waltz (Brahms); March Slav (Tchaikovsky); Celeste Aida (Verdi); Can Can (Offenbach); Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes; For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
FlexTrios - Beyond The Methods
This collection of flexible instrument trios includes 16 classic melodies that are included in many popular method books. This collection is ideal for taking your student "Beyond the Method", and expanding on educational concepts. Part 1 contains the melody, as you might see it in a traditional method book. Part 2 is a harmony line designed to work with the melody, and part 3 is a bass line. This innovative grade 2 collection is published in score form for any combination of 3 like or mixed instruments using the appropriate key-compatible books.
Contents: Arirang (Korean folk song); Botany Bay (Australian folk song); The Crescent Moon Rises (Chinese folk song); Funiculi, Funicula (Denza); Give My Regards To Broadway (Cohan); Largo (Dvorak); The Minstrel Boy (Irish folk song); My Country Tis Of Thee (English folk song); My Wild Irish Rose (Olcott); Old Hundredth (Bourgeois); Rondeau (Mouret); Skip To My Lou (American folk song); Theme From Slavonic Dance No. 1 (Dvorak); The Toreador Song (Bizet); Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke); When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Traditional)
These 18 trios cover a wide range of styles from the Baroque era to the 20th Century. Published in score form for any combination of instruments using the appropriate key-compatible books.
Contents: Royal Fanfare (Duncombe); Minuet (Purcell); Bagatelle (Diabelli); Quadrille (Haydn); Minuet From The Royal Fireworks (Handel); Largo (Corelli); March Alla Turka (Mozart); German Dance (Beethoven); Rondo (Mozart); Sailor's Song (Grieg); Scherzando (Schumann); Polka (Tchaikovsky); Slavonic Dance (Dvorak); March Of The Tin Soldiers (Tchaikovsky); Country Dance (German); Pizzicato Polka (Delibes)
This collection is a terrific resource for student groups, church musicians, family musicians and more. These grade 3 arrangements are fully interchangeable, and contain well-known classical melodies. Published in score form for any combination of instruments using the appropriate key-compatible books.
Contents: Can Can (Offenbach); French Song (Tchaikovsky); German Dance (Mozart); The Happy Farmer (Schumann); Minuet (Bach); Rosamunde (Schubert); Slavonic Dance (Dvorak); Surprise Symphony (Haydn); Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke); and Turkish March (Beethoven)