Quartets

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Abelard by Dr. John Wall Callcott, arranged by James Moule
This famous glee was written for male voices. TWO versions are provided, one for the unusual combination of tenor horn, two baritones and Eb bass, and the other for three trombones and bass.
Several contrasting sections demonstrate sudden dynamic changes. Though comfortably pitched, this piece requires good understanding between players so is probably better suited to adults. Good contest piece.
Used by St.George Brass to win Under 19 Quartets at the NSW State Solo and Party Championships in 2019.
Duration: 3'40".

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Adagio and Fugue by G.F. Handel, arranged by James Moule
Two movements from the Suite in F for harpsichord with adjustment for the range of brass instruments.
Set for two cornets, baritone and Eb tuba. The Adagio is straightforward. The Fugue is challenging, especially for 1st Cornet.
Duration: 3'20"".

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All is Still by George Macfarren, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two cornets, baritone (trombone) and euphonium (bass trombone), this short part song is suitable for training purposes, encouraging blending of tone.
Comfortably pitched.
Duration: 1'20".

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Allelujah from "Athalia" by GF Handel, arranged by James Moule
Another of those Handel anthems that rattle along, here scored for two cornets, euphonium and Eb tuba, based on the transcription for organ by WT Best.
Challenging because of its contrapunctal style but comfortably pitched. Good contest piece.
Duration: 2'45".

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All Through the Night Traditional Welsh, arranged by James Moule
Three verse arrangement for cornet, Eb horn, baritone horn and Eb bass with a cornet 2 thrown in for those without a tenor horn. (Sounds better with the tenor horn.)
Easy except for one high section on tenor horn.
Duration: 2'40".

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The Alps by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
Set for two cornets, tenor horn and either euphonium (preferred) or bass trombone. Slow chromatic section requiring accurate pitching following by lively march.
Comfortably pitched and suitable for junior groups.
Used by a St.George team to win Under 19 Ensemble at the 2023 Sydney Metropolitan Solo and Ensemble Competition.
Duration: 2'40".

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Amen from "Messiah"by G.F. Handel, arranged by James Moule
Flexibly scored for two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium, this is not difficult but requires good counting skills. Soprano cornet on Part 1 would aid player comfort but probably not tone. Good contest or concert item.
Duration: 3'35"

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And the Glory of the Lord from "Messiah"by G.F. Handel, arr. James Moule
Handel used this piece at least twice, including as a chorus in "Messiah".
This arrangement for Bb cornet, Eb Horn, baritone and euphonium is comfortably pitched, though all players get a chance to show their range.
Many solo / duet sections so confident players of at least intermediate standard are required.
Good contest or concert item. TC and BC parts supplied for Part 4.
Duration: 2'30"

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Andante by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-1876)
Set for two cornets, baritone and euphonium, this little piece is ideal for training junior groups. TC and BC parts are supplied for the two lower parts and an alternative tenor horn part for 2nd cornet is also supplied. This piece was used by St.George members in winning the Under 13 Ensemble section of the 2012 Metropolitan Championships.
Duration: 1'12".

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Andante by SS Wesley, arranged by James Moule
Set for two cornets, euphonium and Eb Tuba, this organ piece by the famous hymn composer shows similarities with the music of his friend Mendelssohn.
TC and BC parts are supplied for the two lower parts. Everyone gets plenty to do, making this an excellent junior contest piece.
Duration: 3'15".

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Awake, Aeolian Lyre by John Danby, arranged by James Moule
This is a transcription of a prize glee, written in the late 18th century. Contrasting sections with contrasting dynamics make it a good contest piece for intermediate players.
The best setting for this piece is Bb cornet, Eb horn, baritone and Eb Bass, but a cornet part is provided for the 2nd part and a (very low) euphonium part is provided for the 4th part. TC and BC parts are supplied for the two lower parts.
Duration: 2'50"

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Ballinderry Rhapsody Traditional, arranged by James Moule
Set for two cornets, flugel and baritone (or euphonium), this piece is available on this site as a solo and as a full band piece.
This version was played by the St.George Brass team in 2014 in winning Juvenile Quartet at the State Solo and Ensemble Championships.
Duration: 2'40".

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Behold, What Darkness by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
Short, bright piece, featuring a wide pitch range for all instruments. Requires subtlety to bring out the spookiness.
Scored for two cornets and two baritones (or similar) with TC and BC versions provided for the baritone parts. Not difficult.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Brass Quartet, based on Trio Op.49 No.2 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Short, bright piece, featuring a wide pitch range and an unrelenting run of semiquaver passages in Part 2. Hence, this quartet version that splits the part.
Scored for cornet, horns and Eb bass (tuba) with alternative Horn in F, euphonium and Bb/F trombone BC parts provided. Not difficult.
Duration: 50 seconds.

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"Can You Tell Me?" by George Berg, arranged by James Moule
This short glee is set for trombone choir or three trombones and tuba. TC and BC parts are provided.
Comfortably pitched and useful for training groups in dynamics and articulation.
Duration: 1'10"".

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Canzona Quarta by Girolamo Frescobaldi, arranged by Andrea Friggi and James Moule
This is No.38 from"Canzoni da sonare a una, due, tre et quattro" by this very influential composer.
Set for Bb Cornet, Eb Horn, Baritone and Eb Tuba, this early baroque piece is good for training purposes. Also suitable for junior contests.
Five contrasting sections. Not difficult.
Duration: 4'20".

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Canzona 9 "Le Battera" by Costanzo Antegnati, arranged by Jay Lichtmann
Set for soprano cornet, Bb cornet, flugel and baritone (or euphonium), this early baroque piece is available on the arranger's site at a different pitch. Not difficult.
Duration: 2'15".

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Capriccio by G.B. Vitali
Scored for soprano cornet, Bb cornet, Eb horn and euphonium / baritone, this piece from the middle Baroque is a strangely unbalanced work.
There is much variety of mood and a nice demonstration of the range of each instrument. Good counting is essential, as with most contrapuntal music.
Not particularly difficult.
Duration: 4'35"

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Cesar Franck Rock by James Moule
What would result if Cesar Franck, one of the most conservative personalities of art music, were to write a rock piece? Sliding chromatic harmonies, sonata form?
This is a transposed version of the trio of the same name, pitched more comfortably for cornets and baritone with alternative Eb horn and concert pitch parts provided.
A suggested snare part is written out but a good kit drummer would do better improvising.
Duration: 3'25"

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Chase, The by Edward German, arranged by James Moule
German's serious works have been almost forgotten.
This four-part hunting song is arranged for two Bb cornets, Eb horn / french horn / baritone and euphonium. BC parts are supplied for Parts 3 & 4.
Block harmony alternates with counterpoint. There is variety in dynamics and articulation.
Comfortably pitched and good as a junior contest piece.
Duration: 2'15".

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Christ Lag In Todesbanden (Christ Lay in Death's Dark Prison) by J.S. Bach, arranged by James Moule
Very moving Easter chorale from "The Little Organ Book".
Scored for two cornets, baritone and Eb bass. Not difficult.
Duration: 2'17"

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Come, Live with Me by William Sterndale Bennett
Set for two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium,(with French Horn and Part 4 BC parts kindly supplied by Stephen King of NY),this jaunty song is comfortably pitched but tricky for 1st Cornet.
Suitable for juniors. Nice concert or contest piece.
Duration: 2'15"

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Contrapunctus 1 from "Die Kunst der Fuge" by J.S. Bach, arranged by James Moule
Set for Bb cornet, tenor horn, baritone and Eb bass with extra parts provided for Baritone BC, French Horn and Bass Trombone, this is the first part of one of the most significant works of Western culture.
Note that the phrasing, articulations and dynamics are not part of the autograph score so should be considered as suggestions only.
The range of the parts makes it difficult and counting is critical, making this an excellent contest piece.
Duration: 2'50"

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Contrapunctus VII from "Die Kunst der Fuge" by J.S. Bach, arranged by James Moule
A fugue to demonstrate augmentation and diminution of the subject, plus a lot of other aspects of contrapuntal writing.
Set for Soprano Cornet, Bb cornet, Baritone and Eb bass with extra parts provided in bass clef for Baritone and tuba, this is the perhaps the most aggressive of the fugues in the set.
The range of the parts makes it difficult and counting is critical, making this an excellent contest piece.
Note that the phrasing, articulations and dynamics are not part of the autograph score so should be considered as suggestions only.
Duration: 3'10"

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Crabbed Age and Youth by R.J.S. Stevens, arr. James Moule
Set for three trombones and either bass trombone or Eb tuba. TC and BC parts are provided.
This glee from the time of Beethoven is comfortably pitched and well within the capabilities of most players. Featuring contrasting dynamics and articulations, it is an ideal contest piece.
Used by a team from St.George Brass to win the Under 13 Ensemble event at the 2021 Sydney Metropolitan Solo and Ensemble Competition.
Duration: 2'15"

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Danse Villageoise by Emmanuel Chabrier, arranged by James Moule
Lively dance movement, orginally for two pianos but here scored for two cornets, euphonium and tuba with TC and BC parts supplied for the lower parts.
As usual, Chabrier is a lot of fun. Four competent players required but not very difficult.
Duration: 3'30".

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Emperor Variations by Joseph Haydn, arranged by James Moule
Haydn wrote the theme as an anthem for the Austrian Emperor. (It later became the German national anthem.)
Not one to waste a good tune, Haydn used it in his String Quartet No.76.
Arranged for two Bb cornets, tenor horn and euphonium, this is almost a transcription of that movement, allowing for the range of brass instruments.
Four sensitive, experienced (adult) players required. The two lower parts have some high notes.
Duration: 5'50".

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"Fair Phyllis" by John Farmer, arranged by James Moule
Novello's Glee Book attributes this late 17th Century glee for mixed voices to Thomas Morley though several YouTube videos say it is by Farmer.
Arranged for two Bb cornets, baritone and Eb Tuba (trombone/euphonium) with BC parts provided for Parts 3 & 4. Comfortably pitched and fairly easy, except for some tricky time changes.
Duration: 1'40"

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Flying Dutchman, Glimpses of The by Richard Wagner, arranged by James Moule
Excerpts from the overture, arranged for soprano cornet, Bb cornet, flugel and baritone. Four very strong players required.
Duration: 3'30"

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Fugue (G264) by G.F. Handel, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two cornets, euphonium and Eb bass with CP version supplied for Part 3.
This fugue can't decide how many voices it should have, making it difficult to transcribe for quartet. The counter-subject is more noticeable than the subject.
Suitable as a contest piece where 1st Cornet and Euphonium can reach the high notes.
Duration: 3'20"

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Fugue in B flat from Mocba Rock by James Moule
Scored for cornet, baritone, euphonium and 4-valve Eb bass with Bb and CP versions supplied for Part 4.
This a revised, extended version of an early work by the composer. Moderate difficulty.
Used by a St.George Brass team in 2022 to win Under 19 Quartets at the NSW State Solo and Party Championships.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Fugue in C by Johann Pachelbel, arranged by James Moule
Scored for cornet, Eb horn, euphonium and Eb bass with French Horn and CP Part 3 as extras.
Moderate difficulty.
Duration: 1'50"

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Full Fathom Five by Charles Wood, arranged by James Moule
This Irish composer's setting of the song by from Shalespeare's "The Tempest" features bell tones and some interesting harmony.
Best played on two cornets and two trombones, though extra parts are supplied for Eb horn, euphonium and French Horn and CP Parts 3 & 4.
Comfortably pitched and fairly easy.
Duration: 1'50"

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Go, Idle Boy by Dr. John Wall Callcott, arranged by James Moule
This glee for male voices by an English contemporary of Beethoven is scored for lower brass: Eb Horn, Baritone Horn, Euphonium and Eb Bass Tuba. It presents a number of surmountable challenges, including some high notes.
Excellent contest piece for intermediate players.
A version for 3 trombones and bass was added in July 2019. This version is comfortably pitched for all players.
Duration: 2'25".

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Gondoliers Selections by Arthur Sullivan, arranged by James Moule
Scored for the standard two Bb cornets, tenor horn, and euphonium (baritone), (with French Horn and Part 4 BC parts kindly supplied by Stephen King of NY), the arrangement is based on the overture and opening number or the opera.
Written for junior players at State Championships, it is quite difficult and everyone gets some hard work.

Duration: 5'30".

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Good Night, Good Rest by Walter Cecil MacFarren
This transcription of a part song by a late 19th century English composer is rather baroque in character. Scored for Bb cornet, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium, each part is challenging due to the range.
Used by the St.George team to win Under 19 Quartet at the 2020 NSW Party Championships.
Duration: 3'30".

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Great Apollo by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
This transcription of a glee by a contemporary of Beethoven is scored for two Bb cornets, baritone and either bass trombone, euphonium or Eb bass.
Not difficult. Excellent contest piece for intermediate players.
Duration: 2'50".

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Great and Marvellous Are Thy Works by George Alexander Macfarren, arranged by James Moule
This rousing piece of Victoriana sits nicely in the range of brass instruments.
Scored for two cornets and two trombones (or similar) with extra horn parts and BC parts provided. Suitable for doubling.
Quite straightforward and suitable for junior ensembles.
Duration: 3 minutes.

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Hail, Hail, Smiling Morn by Reginald Spofforth, transcribed by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets, Eb horn and euphonium, this short piece was written by the prolific composer of glees, Reginald Spofforth (1769-1827). Not difficult.
Duration: 2' 15"

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Handel Organ Concerto Op.4 No.2 transcribed by James Moule
Scored for Eb cornet, Bb cornet, Eb (tenor) horn and 4 valve euphonium, this unusual quartet plays the orchestral parts to accompany the keyboard part played on an organ or, heaven forbid, a piano.
Not difficult except for some high notes.
Duration: about 10 minutes.

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Hark! The Lark by Benjamin Cooke, arranged by James Moule
This is a glee, one of several settings of the words of Shakespeare.
Scored for cornet, horn, baritone and euphonium though the second part can be played on cornet. BC parts provided for Part 2 & 3.
Not difficult and suitable for training junior groups.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Harlequin by Francois Couperin, arr. James Moule
Scored for Eb cornet, 2 x Bb cornet and flugel (or another cornet), this nostalgic little jazz piece follows the harmonic patterns of the original baroque harpsichord piece. Moderate difficulty.
A version for woodwind / reed (available on request) was used by Blakehurst Public School to win Under 13 Ensembles at the 2015 Metropolitan Championships.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Health to my Dear by Reginald Spofforth, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets, baritone (euphonium) and bass (trombone), this short glee is very comfortably pitched. Suitable for inexperienced players.
Different styles of playing are required and dynamic changes are central to a successful performance.
Duration: 3 minutes.

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Here in Cool Grot by Garret Wesley, transcribed by James Moule
Flexi-set, scored for Bb cornet, either cornet of tenor horn on Part 2, tenor horn, baritone or trombone on Part 3, and euphonium or bass trombone on Part 4.
Suitable for doubling. Not difficult, though Part 4 has low notes that require a 4th valve or trigger (too high for tuba).
Duration: 2'50".

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Herr Christ, der einge Gottes-Sohn by JS Bach, transcribed by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets, baritone (euphonium) and bass trombone, this short chorale is associated sometimes with Christmas. Not difficult.
Duration: 1'30"

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Heut' Triumphiret Gottes Sohn by JS Bach, transcribed by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets, baritone and bass trombone, with alternative Eb horn and Euphonium parts.
This short Easter chorale is an exciting way to end a session. The lowest part tests range at both ends. 1st cornet is easy but the other parts are not difficult.
This version replaces an early arrangement on this site.
Duration: 1'15".

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How Dear Are Thy Counsels Unto Me by Sigismund Neukomm, transcribed by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets, Eb horn and Euphonium.
This anthem by the famous musician of the early 19th century is excellent for junior players as a concert item or for contests. Comfortably pitched.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Hymn to the Moon by Josiah Booth, transcribed by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets, Eb horn and Euphonium with Part 3 Baritone and Part 4 Eb tuba parts also provided.
This choral piece requires sensitive playing. The contrasting sections and wide range make it an excellent choice for concerts and contests.
Used by the St.George team of Zachary Sharples, Harry Kane, Alex Putra and Holly Williams to win Under 19 Quartet / Quintet at the 2020 Victorian State Solo and Party Championships.
Duration: 3 minutes.

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If Love and All the World Were Young (Upper brass version) by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
This glee is arranged for soprano cornet, Bb cornet, flugel and tenor horn. i.e. it is pitched an octave higher than the version below.
Contrasting sections demonstrate various styles of the Classical period.
Comfortably pitched and suitable for junior contests.
Duration: 2'45".

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If Love and All the World Were Young (Lower brass version) by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
This glee is arranged for four trombones or similarly pitched instruments.
Contrasting sections demonstrate various styles of the Classical period.
Treble clef and concert pitch versions are provided for each part. Parts could be doubled for a octet.
Comfortably pitched though the first part is high and the 4th part is high for a tuba. Good contest piece.
Used by a St.George team to win Under 13 Quarrtet at the 2022 Hunter Solos.
Duration: 2'45".

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If Love and All the World Were Young (Lower brass version in C concert pitch) by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
This glee is arranged for three trombones or (similarly pitched instruments) and Eb tuba.. Contrasting sections demonstrate various styles of the Classical period. Good contest piece.
Duration: 2'45".

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Im Wald (In the Forest) by Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel), arranged by James Moule
This pretty piece, originally for SATB choir, is set here for cornet, Eb horn, baritone and Eb bass with extra parts provided (cornet part 2 and Eb horn part 3). Part 4 is given in both TC and BC.
Good contest piece. Suitable for expanding to seven or eight players.
Duration: 2'20".

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In London Town by Edward German, arranged by James Moule
This four-part song is arranged for two Bb cornets, baritone / trombone and either a euphonium or bass trombone.
Block harmony alternates with counterpoint. There is variety in dynamics and articulation.
Comfortably pitched and good for strong intermediate players.
Duration: 2'45".

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In Praise of Neptune by Edward German, arranged by James Moule
German's serious works have been almost forgotten.
This four-part song is arranged for two Bb cornets, baritone and either a 4-valve euphonium, Eb tuba or bass trombone.
Block harmony alternates with counterpoint. There is variety in dynamics and articulation.
Comfortably pitched though the fourth part is pitched low for euphonium or high for tuba.
Good junior contest piece.
Duration: 2'50".

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In the Lonely Vale of Streams by Dr. John Wall Callcott, arranged by James Moule
This glee is arranged for two Bb cornets, baritone and either a euphonium or bass trombone.
Several contrasting sections demonstrate various styles of the Classical period.
Comfortably pitched though the fourth part is low but not low enough for a tuba.
Used by the St.George team to win Under 15 Quartet at the 2020 NSW Party Championships.
Good contest piece.
Duration: 4 minutes.

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In Summer's Cool Shade by Samuel Arnold, arranged by James Moule
Arnold was a major composer of English opera and a friend of Haydn.
This glee is arranged for Bb cornet, horn, baritone and euphonium. BC parts are supplied for the lower parts.
Two contrasting sections demonstrate various styles of the Classical period.
Comfortably pitched and a good contest piece for juniors.
Duration: 2'25"

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It Was a Lover and his Lass by George Macfarren, arranged by James Moule
This four-part setting of Shakespeare's words is arranged for Bb cornet, Eb horn, baritone and Eb tuba with french horn and BC parts supplied extra.
Each section begins as a passacaglia but develops in different ways, often with unusual harmonies.
Comfortably pitched though there are a few challenging jumps.
Suitable junior contest piece.
Duration: 3'30"

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Lark in the Clear Air, The Traditional Irish air, arranged by James Moule
Beautiful slow melody, presented in four sections. Not difficult. Set for 2 cornets, baritone and euphonium but sounds best with one cornet, a tenor horn, baritone and euphonium.
Bass and treble clef versions provided for 3rd and 4th parts. Other transpositions of the score are available on request.
Duration: 2'45"

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List! for the Breeze Sir John Goss, arranged by James Moule
Best known for his church music, Goss wrote glees that also show his great skill in harmony and counterpoint.
This short piece is most comfortably played on cornet, horn, baritone and euphonium. French Horn and BC parts are also supplied.
Not difficult, though Eb Tuba on Part 4 is high.
Duration: 2 minutes

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Love Rapture, The Thomas Arne, arranged by James Moule
Good test of tone blending, the chromaticism challenging intonation. Not difficult. Set for trombone quartet with the 4th part possible on tuba.
Bass and treble clef versions provided for all parts.
Good contest piece for inexperienced players.
Duration: 2 minutes

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Madrigal from "The Mikado" by Arthur Sullivan, arranged by James Moule
Set for two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium (or trombone, etc).
Not difficult but the contrapuntal sections will challenge some players.
Good for concerts and contests. Comfortably pitched and everyone gets plenty to do.
Used by a St.George team to win Under 16 Ensembles at the 2019 Hunter Region Solos.
Duration: 3'20"

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Make Haste Thomas Arne, arranged by James Moule
Fairly straightforward glee with contrasting sections. Set for trombone quartet (or similar) with the 4th part possible on Eb tuba.
Bass and treble clef versions provided for all parts.
Good contest piece for junior players.
Duration: 3'30"

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O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde Gross (Man, Bewail Thy Grievous Sin) by J.S.Bach, transcribed by James Moule
Another Easter chorale from "The Little Organ Book".
Solo for cornetist with stamina, accompanied by tenor horn and two euphos. Alternative 2nd cornet and tuba parts included. Not difficult but counting at this very slow speed will cause problems.
Duration: 4'20"

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The Mighty Conqueror by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
Lively glee from this contemporary of Haydn. Set for four trombones with TC /BC parts provided. The lowest part can be played on a tuba.
There are minor challenges for 1st and 4th parts in terms of high notes and the vigorous nature of the piece requires alertness.
Good contest piece for intermediate players.
Duration: 2'40".

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The Monastery at Kazbek by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
Beautiful choral piece, set here for two cornets, Eb horn and euphonium but with extra parts for Part 3 on cornet or french horn, and Part 4 on Eb horn, french horn or trombone BC.
This is an excellent piece for demonstrating sensitive playing. Depending on instruments chosen, players may need to be able to reach high notes.
Duration: 3 minutes

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The Monastery at Kazbek by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
Beautiful choral piece, set here for trombone quartet. Parts are supplied in TC and BC formats, except for Eb tuba.
This is an excellent piece for demonstrating sensitive playing. Comfortably pitched and suitable for junior groups.
Duration: 3 minutes

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Moreton Bay Australian colonial song, arranged by James Moule
Suitable for pairing with "Lark in the Clear Air". Not difficult and suitable for junior groups.
Flexible set with alternative instruments for 2nd, 3rd and 4th parts.Best with two cornets, baritone and euphonium.
Versions of the score with different instruments available on request.
Duration: 2'15"

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Mountain Rill by George Alexander MacFarren
"At first, the mountain rill is weak" is a short contemplative piece, suitable for training groups to learn to play sensitively. Set for two cornets, baritone and Eb tuba.
Duration: 1'35".

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Music All Powerful by Thomas Walmisley, arranged by James Moule
This beautiful four-part song is arranged with flexible scoring, ideally Cornet, Horn, Trombone and Bass Trombone. Various parts are provided for Parts 2, 3 & 4.
There are three sections, each requiring good tone blending but not a high degree of technical skill.
Comfortably pitched and good as a junior contest piece or general concert piece.
Duration: About 4 minutes.

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My Bonnie Lass She Smileth by Edward German, arranged by James Moule
This beautiful four-part song is arranged with flexible scoring, ideally Cornet, Horn, Euphonium and Bass Trombone. Various parts are provided for Parts 2, 3 & 4.
This is a short work in ternary form, providing opportunities for blending of tone and a wide dynamic range.
Comfortably pitched and good as a junior contest piece or general concert piece.
Duration: 2'20".

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My Voice Shalt Thou Hear in the Morning, O Lord by Sigismund von Neukomm, arranged by James Moule
Anthem by an Austrian contemporary of Beethoven. Suitable for doubling to make an octet. Comfortably pitched and not difficult. Suitable contest piece for junior groups.
Flexible set with alternative instruments for 3rd and 4th parts. Best with two cornets, baritone and bass trombone.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Night by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
A dark, serious chorus featuring rich harmony followed by a canon.
Scored for two cornets, baritone (or similar) and Eb tuba with TC and BC versions provided for the lower parts. The third part is low enough to play on an F tuba. Not difficult.
Duration: 5 minutes.

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Norwegian Dance Op. 35 No. 2 by Edvard Grieg, transcribed by James Moule
This arrangement was revised in December 2015 so that the notes are better pitched for the cornets.
Set for 2 x Bb cornets, flugelhorn (3rd cornet) and baritone (euphonium). This piece shows a range of playing styles and offers moderate challenges.
Duration: about 2 mins.

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O God, Behold Our Sore Distress by GF Handel, arranged by James Moule
Handel's last oratorio is full of excellent music. This chorus begins solemnly but concludes with a rollicking contrapuntal section.
Scored here for two cornets, euphonium and Eb tuba with bass clef parts provided for the lower two parts.
Pitched comfortably but the many staggered entries require a group who can count. Good for contests for moderately competent groups.
Duration: about 3'40".

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O Peaceful Night by Edward German, arranged by James Moule
This beautiful four-part song is arranged for lower brass, ideally a trombone choir. Treble clef parts for brass band instruments (baritone / euphonium / bass) are also provided.
Two scores are provided, one in bass clef and the other in transposed treble clef.
Although German's serious works have been almost forgotten, the best show the standard that earned him a knighthood.
Block harmony alternates with counterpoint. There is variety in dynamics and articulation.
Comfortably pitched and good as a junior contest piece or general concert piece, showing sensitive playing.
Duration: 2'25".

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Prelude and Fugue by Johann Pachelbel, arranged by James Moule
A slow, typically Baroque prelude with lots of ornaments is followed by a simple fugue. These were separate pieces originally.
Set for cornet, Eb Horn, Euphonium and Eb Tuba with alternative parts for 2nd Cornet, French Horn and BC parts for the lower parts.
All parts play over a wide range but this is well within the capabilities of moderately competent players.
Duration: about 3'25".

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Quartet for Brass (Andante) by Alexander Glazinov, transcribed by James Moule
This piece is excellent for developing expressive playing. Originally for trumpet, french horn, trombone and bass trombone, brass bands will find that it works best on cornet, flugel, baritone and euphonium.
Tenor horn and trombone BC are also provided, making this suitable for doubling (octet).
All parts play over a limited range, well within the capabilities of less experienced players.
Duration: about 2'35".

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Red O'er the Forest by Samuel Reay
Set for Bb cornet, Eb horn, baritone and Eb bass with alterate parts for Part 2 (cornet) and Part 3 (Eb horn).
Beginning with a march and alternating with a gigue allegretto, this piece is comfortably pitched and of moderate difficulty. Suitable for contests.
Duration: 2'20".

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RODRIGO (Suite) by G.F. Handel, arranged by James Moule
These movements were extracted from the overture to Handel's opera "Rodrigo".
Scored here for two cornets, Eb horn, four-valve Eb bass, with extra Part 3 parts for french horn and euphonium.
Arranged for a talented group of junior players to play in an on-line competition.
There are three movements, each playable as a separate (short) item.
Total duration: about 5 minutes, not allowing for breaks between movements.


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1. Matelot
Military dance. Comfortably pitched.
Duration: 1'15"

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2. Sarabande
Very beautiful slow Spanish dance, requiring delicate playing.
Duration: 2'40"

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3. Gigue
Jaunty, spirited dance, giving everyone plenty to do.
Duration: 1'05"

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Rondeau from Suite No.2 by JS Bach, arranged by James Moule
Set for soprano cornet, Bb cornet, Eb horn and euphonium, this short piece is comfortably pitched, making it suitable as a rehearsal piece.
Duration: 1'45".

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La Rosaura by Alessandro Scarlatti, transcribed by James Moule
Set for soprano cornet, Bb cornet, Eb horn and euphonium. This piece shows a range of playing styles and offers technical challenges to all players. Moderate difficulty. Excellent for contests.
Duration: about 3'15".

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Sacred Peace, Celestial Treasure by Stephen Storace
This pretty glee shows evidence of Mozart's influence on his friend.
Scored here for two cornets, baritone and euphonium (or trombones) with BC parts provided for parts 3 and 4.
Easy and comfortably pitched for all players. Good training piece.
Duration: 1'15"

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"Sands of Dee, The" by George Alexander Macfarren, arranged by James Moule
Set for two Bb cornets, baritone and Eb tuba, this setting of the poem by Charles Kingsley is mostly block harmony.
Other instruments can play Part 2. Good for inexperienced players.
Excellent for junior contests.
Duration: 2'20".

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"Sechs Ecossaisen" by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by James Moule
Set for two Bb cornets, baritone and Eb tuba, this piano piece alternates between each of six Scottish dances and a 16-bar "chorus". It offers some technical challenges in all parts but is suitable for intermediate players. Excellent for junior contests.
Duration: about 2'30".

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"Since by Man Came Death" From "Messiah" by G.F. Handel, transcribed by James Moule
Set for two Bb cornets, Eb horn and euphonium, this piece alternates slow and fast sections. It offers few technical challenges except for a high A in Cornet 1. Excellent for junior contests.
Duration: about 1'45".

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Shepherds All, and Maidens Fair by Walter Cecil MacFarren
Set for Bb cornet, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium, this charming piece of Victoriana is comfortably pitched and suitable for junior contests.
Duration: 2 minutes

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Solace by Scott Joplin, arranged by James Moule
Luscious Mexican serenade, made famous in the movie "The Sting".
Scored for two cornets, euphonium and Eb tuba. Not difficult but the cornet part has some high As.
Duration: 5'40" but this can be reduced by leaving out some or all of the repeats.

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Sonata No.3 by J.G.C. Stoerl
Short baroque brass piece, originally for trumpet and three trombones. Scored for cornet, tenor horn, trombone and euphonium. Not difficult but the cornet part has some high As.
Duration: 3'50".

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Sonata No.5 by J.G.C. Stoerl
Short baroque brass piece, originally for trumpet and three trombones. Scored for cornet, tenor horn, trombone and Eb bass. Not difficult but the cornet part has some high As.
Duration: 1'50".

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Song to Pan, The by Ciro Pinsuti, arranged by James Moule
Short part song with decorated repeat. Scored for two cornets, tenor horn or baritone, and Euphonium. Not difficult but the cornet part has some high As.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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The Stars by Sergei Taneyev
Scored for Bb cornet, tenor horn, euphonium and Eb bass, this transcription, in a more convenient key than the original, is comfortably pitched. Not difficult but a great test of expressive and subtle playing.
A version using cornet, euphonium, baritone and Eb tuba was used by a St.George Brass quartet to win Under 19 Ensemble event at the 2022 Metropolitan Solo and Ensemble Competition.
A similar group played this piece to win the $1000 AMEB Emerging Ensemble Prize in the Musica Viva "Strike a Chord" chamber music competition in 2022.
Another team from St.George played this piece to win Under 16 Quartet at the 2022 Hunter Solos.
Duration: 5'50".

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Strange Adventure from "Yeomen of the Guard" by Arthur Sullivan, arr. James Moule
Scored for two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium with alternative parts. The revision added passing notes so that the repeat is not a carbon copy. Not difficult.
Duration: 1'50".

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Suite for Brass by Johann Pachelbel, arranged by James Moule
Traditional five-movement suite, set here for cornet, horn, euphonium and tuba. Part 2 has both Eb and F horn parts. BC and TC parts supplied for the lower parts.
Not difficult and suitable for junior contests.
Duration: 4 minutes

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Sweet Evening Hour by Samuel Reay, arranged by James Moule
Very expressive playing is required in this transcription of an SATB choral work. Best played on cornet, tenor horn, baritone and Eb bass with alternative cornet part provided for part 2.
Only moderately challenging for intermediate players.
Duration: 3'10"

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Sweet is the Breath of Early Morn by Samuel Reay
A pretty polka is followed by a lively gigue in this transcription of an SATB choral work.
Best played on cornet, tenor horn, baritone and Eb bass with alternative parts provided for parts 2, 3 and 4.
Moderately challenging for all players.
Duration: 2'50"

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Sweet Stream the Winds Through Yonder Glade by William Sterndale Bennett, arranged by James Moule
This gentle glee by the British wunderkind and friend of Mendlessohn and Schumann shows some adventurous harmony,
Best played on cornet, tenor horn, baritone and Eb bass with multiple alternative parts provided for parts 2, 3 and 4. Not difficult and suitable as a concert or contest item for less experienced players.
Duration: 3'30"

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They Now Contract Their Boistrous Pride by G.F. Handel, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two cornets, euphonium and tuba with CP parts provided for the lower two parts.
This arrangement is based on the WT Best organ transcription of the chorus from "Jephtha".
Comfortably pitched and not difficult. Enjoyable to play and suitable for contests.
Duration: 2'35"

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"Three Fishers, The" by Sir George Alexander Macfarren, arranged by James Moule
Set for flexible ensembles (probably cornet, horn, baritone, euphonium), this rather "four square"setting of the poem by Charles Kingsley provides training in expressive playing.
Alternative parts are provided for Parts 2, 3 and 4. Good for inexperienced players.
Excellent for junior contests.
Duration: 2'20".

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"Thy Voice, O Harmony" by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
Set for flexible ensembles (probably cornet, horn, baritone, euphonium / tuba), this setting of words by Congreve provides training in expressive playing.
Alternative parts are provided for Parts 2, 3 and 4. Good for inexperienced players though Part 4 has a wide range.
Contrasting sections make it suitable for junior contests.
Duration: 3'30".

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Toccata and Fugue in C Major by Johann Pachelbel, arranged by James Moule
Scored for Bb cornet, Eb horn euphonium and tuba with CP parts provided for the lower two parts and a french horn for Part 2.
The Toccata has the ornaments written out (so it looks scary) but should not be played in strict time. The fugue is straightforward.
Comfortably pitched and not difficult. Enjoyable to play and suitable for contests.
Duration: 3 minutes

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Tower's Ruin, The by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium with high alternative Part 3 Baritone and Part 4 Eb Bass.
This choral piece alternates solemn sections, in the style of Russian Orthodox chants, with flippant allegrettos. Comfortably pitched but the difficulty lies in many changes of dynamics and time signature.
Chromatic sections require very accurate pitching which might be more of a challenge for young players. Suitable for high-status contests. Note that this score was revised in 2020.
Duration: 5 minutes.

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Two Lovers by Eduard Hecht, arranged by James Moule
Scored for Bb cornet, tenor horn, baritone horn and Eb tuba with alternative Part 2 Cornet and Part 4 Euphonium. This very expressive piece alternates contrasting sections, changing from minor to relative major key. Comfortably pitched for the most part, though Part 4 has a few high notes for bass players.
Excellent for intermediate players in contests.
Duration: 4 minutes.

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Variations on a Pastorale Theme of Charles Burney (1726-1814) by James Moule
Training quartet, suitable for junior competitions. This piece was used by St.George members to win the Under 15 Ensemble event at the 2012 State Solo and Ensemble Championships.
Used by St.George Brass to win Under 13 Ensemble event at the 2022 Metropolitan Solo and Ensemble Competition.
Set for two cornets, baritone and euphonium. Extra parts provided for part 2 on tenor horn, lower parts bass clef and lowest part on E flat bass.
Duration: 3'10".

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Veno by Bedrich Smetana
Set for three tenor trombones and bass trombone (or similarly pitched instruments). CP and TC parts provided.
This short piece is comfortably pitched but a good test of coordination with its many pauses.
Duration: 2'30".

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Waldlied by Carl Amand Mangold
Set for three tenor trombones and bass trombone (or similarly pitched instruments). This short piece is comfortably pitched but a good test of coordination with its many pauses.
Duration: 1'40".

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Wandering in Close Harmony by James Moule
Scored for two cornets, flugelhorn (or third cornet), and baritone.
This 1940s-style piece features close harmony with crossing parts. Comfortably pitched. Extra BC part provided for Baritone. Suitable for juniors.
Duration: 2'30"

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"Wanton God, The" by Thomas Arne, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two cornets, baritone and tuba, this pretty ballad from the masque "Comus" is suitable for juniors with a good range.
Extra BC parts provided for Parts 3 & 4.
Duration: 1'40"

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"When Daisies Pied" by George Macfarren, arranged James Moule
This is a very pretty glee, based on the words of Shakespeare and offering lots of learning opportunities.
Scored for two cornets, horn / baritone BC or TC and euphonium / bass trombone.
Suitable for juniors and a nice novelty piece for concerts.
Duration: 1'15"

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"When the Saints" Trad. arranged Derek Moule
Scored for two cornets or cornet / tenor horn, trombone BC or TC and euphonium / Eb bass. Suitable for juniors.
Duration: 1'10"

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"Who is Sylvia?" by Edward German, arranged by James Moule
Although German's serious works have been almost forgotten, the best show the standard that earned him a knighthood.
Schubert had previously set these words of Shakespeare very famously but this setting shows daring harmony of the Romantic period.
This beautiful four-part song is arranged for two Bb cornets, baritone and euphonium / tuba. BC parts are supplied for Parts 3 & 4.
Block harmony alternates with counterpoint. There is variety in dynamics and articulation.
Comfortably pitched and good as a junior contest piece.
Duration: 2'15".

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"Who Shall Have My Fair Lady?" by Robert Pearsall, arranged by James Moule
This short song is scored as a "flexi" set: basically cornet, horn, baritone and Eb tuba with multiple versions of Parts 2, 3 & 4.
Suitable for doubling in an octet and very good as a training piece for less experienced players.
Duration: 1'10".

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"William Tell" overture Part 2 by Rossini, arr. James Moule
Scored for two cornets, tenor horn and baritone but Cornet 3 and Horn 4 are provided. Not difficult except for cornet 1 which has some challenges. Suitable for juniors. Used by the winning Under 15 Quartet at the 2014 Metropolitan Solo and Ensemble Championships, Sydney. An optional Eb bass part is available on request.
Duration: 3 mins.

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"Winter Song" by Heinrich Dorn
This transcription of a charming part song is scored for two cornets, baritone and euphonium. Each part has a challenging range.
Duration: 2'15"

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"Ye Happy Fields" by Thomas Norris, arranged by James Moule
This glee by the organist of St.John's College, Oxford is scored for two cornets, baritone and Eb tuba with BC parts supplied for Parts 3 & 4.
It is in two sections, both in a rather predictable style.
Comfortably pitched and suitable as a junior competition piece, showing variation in dynamics and articulation.
Duration: 2'50"

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"Ye Spotted Snakes" by RJS Stevens, arranged by James Moule
This transcription of a glee based on Shakespeare's verse is scored for cornet, horn, baritone and tuba with BC (trombone) parts supplied for Parts 2 & 3.
Comfortably pitched and excellent as a junior competition piece, showing variation in dynamics and articulation. Easy.
Duration: 3 minutes

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