Trios

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1st Movt from Organ Voluntary Op.5 No.2, by John Stanley, arranged by James Moule
John Stanley (1713-1786) was a blind organist who held several posts at once in London. So brilliant was his playing that congregations used to follow him from one church to the next. Scored for cornet, horn, and Bb/F trombone / euphonium. Easy. French horn and BC parts provided.
Duration: 1'30".

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Adagio from Organ Voluntary Op.5 No.3, by John Stanley, arranged by James Moule
Scored for cornet, horn, and Bb/F trombone / euphonium. Easy. French horn and BC parts provided.
Duration: 1'30".

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Allegro from BWV526 by J.S. Bach, arranged by James Moule
Taken from the 2nd Trio Sonata for organ, this unrelenting movement is a challenge for all players,
Scored for Bb cornet, Eb horn and Eb Bass, all players need an extensive range. Suitable for high standard contests.
Duration: 4'20".

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Andante by W.A. Mozart, transcribed by James Moule
Short rondo , scored for baritone, trombone and Eb Bass with Bass Trombone Part 3 supplied. Easy, except for the top part.
Duration: 2'20".

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Bourree II from English Suite No.2 by JS Bach, arranged by James Moule
Scored for cornet, horn, and trombone / baritone / euphonium. Not difficult. French horn and BC parts provided. Duration: 1 min 15s.

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Cha Cha Trois by James Moule
Two minutes of quirky chromatic harmony to a Cha Cha rhythm. Scored for two cornets and baritone (or euphonium / trombone). Not difficult. Suitable for improvised Cha Cha percussion.
Duration: 2 mins.

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Cesar Franck Rock by James Moule
Featuring sliding chromatic harmony and counterpoint to a slow rock rhythm. Scored for two baritones / trombones and Eb bass. Moderate difficulty due to range of 1st baritone and syncopated rock rhythms. Quartet version for two cornets and Eb horn / baritone plus snare available in Quartets section. Concert pitch parts also provided. Improvised slow rock drum kit suggested. Duration: 3'25'.

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Come, Fairest Nymph by Garrett Wesley
Trombone trio based on 18th Century glee by the 1st Earl of Mornington. There are two contrasting sections. Not difficult. Duration: 2'10".

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Contrapunctus VIII from "Die Kunst der Fuge" by J.S. Bach, arranged by James Moule
The absence of performance indications such as tempo, articulation, dynamics and phrasing suggests that Bach never expected these pieces to be played.
Set here for Bb Cornet, Eb Horn and four-valve Euphonium with extra parts provided for Part 2 (French Horn) and Part 3 in bass clef, this is a fugue with three subjects and several counter-subjects. This is not an exact transcription.
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: 7 minutes

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Contrapunctus XVI (Rectus) from "Die Kunst der Fuge" by J.S. Bach, arranged by James Moule
This is the first of a pair of "mirror" fugues, labelled "Rectus" and "Inversus".
Set for Soprano Cornet, Bb Cornet and four-valve Euphonium with extra parts provided for Part 1 (Bb Cornet) Part 2 (French Horn, Eb Horn) and Part 3 in bass clef, this is a playful little fugue, preceding the two most profound pieces 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: 2'35"

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EBG-Bees by James Moule
Scored for Bb cornet, Eb tenor horn and euphonium, this piece is a little fugue based on the initials of a friend of the composer for whom 2020 was a particularly tumultuous year. (It was enough to give her the 'eebie-jeebies.) All turns out rosy in the end.
Being contrapuntal, accurate counting is essential and a wide range is exploited for each instrument. Suitable for players of intermediate ability at junior contests.
Duration: 2'30".

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Exenell by James Moule
Scored for Bb cornet and two trombones, this novelty piece is named with the initials of the performers for whom it was written (Xavier, Nathan, Linley).
Good for learning the importance of dynamics and articulation. Suitable for players of limited experience at junior contests.
Duration: 2'10".

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As Fair as Morn and Fresh as May by John Wilbye, arranged by James Moule
This transcription of the famous 16th Century madrigal is a rollicking piece with contrasting dynamics. Scored for two cornets and baritone. Not difficult. Duration: 1'40".

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Fair Flora Decks by John Danby, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets and Eb bass, this short glee is suitable as a contest piece for intermediate players. Comfortably pitched and not difficult. Duration: 1'05".

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Fill the Bowl (version in Eb major) by John Dyne, arranged by James Moule
Scored for Eb Horn, Baritone and Euphonium with CP parts for the baritone and euphonium. John Dyne (d.1788) won a prize from the Catch Club for this glee. It features three contrasting sections and is suitable as a contest piece for intermediate players. Not difficult.
Duration: 2'30".

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Fill the Bowl (version in Ab major) by John Dyne, arranged by James Moule
Scored for Bb Cornet, Eb Horn and Euphonium with CP part for the euphonium. John Dyne (d.1788) won a prize from the Catch Club for this glee. It features three contrasting sections and is suitable as a contest piece for intermediate players. Used by a St.George team to win Under 13 Ensembles at the 2019 Hunter Region Solos. Not difficult but the eupho player has some high notes.
Duration: 2'30".

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Foggy Foggy Dew by James Moule
This is a fugue on the theme of the English folk song. Scored for two cornets and either Eb horn, baritone or french horn. Not difficult.
Duration: 2'35".

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Fugue on a French Carol by James Moule
The "carol" is "Il est ne, le divin enfant". Scored for two cornets and baritone. Not difficult.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Fugue on a Theme by Rimsky-Korsakov from "Mocba Rock" by James Moule
The "theme" is from the 3rd movement of the Trombone Concerto. Two versions provided: one scored for cornet, baritone and euphonium, the other with tenor horn for Part 2. Revised slightly in a better scoring program in 2019. Not difficult.
Duration: 1'20".

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Gavotte by Giovanni Batista Martini
Charming classical gavotte rondo that will be familiar to children learning violin.
Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium / bass trombone.
Comfortably pitched though the cornet has some highish notes. Not difficult.
Duration: 2'15".

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O Happy Fair; or The Loadstars by William Shield
This is an excellent contest or concert piece. It was written originally for two sopranos and bass. Scored for three Bb cornets, with alternative baritone BC and Eb horn parts provided for the third part. Not difficult, though the top part has a few high notes. Two versions are provided. The Bb CP versions sounds better.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Hymn and Canonic Variation by James Moule
Pastiche 16th Century hymn and fugal variant for teaching ensemble playing. Scored for two cornets and Eb horn. Version for cornet, horn and trombone also available on request. Not difficult. Duration: 2 minutes.

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Is It Night? by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
Scored for two Bb cornets and Eb Bass. Comfortably pitched and suitable for intermediate players. Good for junior contests.
Duration: 2 minutes.

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Let Us the Fleeting Hours Enjoy by Sir John Stevenson
Scored for two Bb cornets and baritone. Suitable for intermediate players.
Duration: 2' 25".

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Life's a Bumper by Richard Wainwright, arranged by James Moule
This glee is scored for three similarly pitched instruments. As the original was written for a male trio, the preferred setting is for three trombones. TC and BC versions are provided for all parts.
Used by the St.George team to win Under 19 Trio at the 2020 NSW Party Championships.
Comfortably pitched and suitable for intermediate players. Duration: 1' 50".

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May-Fly, The by John Wall Callcott, arranged by James Moule
This glee is scored for two Bb cornets and euphonium. Comfortably pitched and suitable for intermediate players.
Used by Zachary Sharples, Ben Liptak and Holly Williams to win the Under 19 Ensemble event at the 2021 Sydney Metopolitan Solo and Ensemble Competition.
Duration: 2' 50".

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Merry Girls by Samuel Webbe, arranged by James Moule
This gigue is scored for two Bb cornets and Eb Bass. Comfortably pitched, though there are a few high notes for the bass. Suitable for intermediate players.
Duration: 2' 30".

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Minuet by Beethoven, arranged by James Moule
Well-known tune, set here for two cornets and euphonium. Not difficult, except for an occasional high note. Suitable for junior contests. Duration: 2'20".

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Opening Trio of Ladies from "The Magic Flute" by W.A. Mozart, arranged by James Moule
Scored for three Bb cornets. Comfortably pitched but 1st Cornet has some high notes. Suitable for intermediate players in contests.
Duration: 4 minutes

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Opening Trio of Ladies from "The Magic Flute" by W.A. Mozart, arranged by James Moule
As above but with piano accompaniment. The two versions are NOT compatible.
Duration: 5'15" minutes

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Nightingale, The by G.C.Wesley, arranged by James Moule
This canzonetta by the father of the Duke of Wellington is scored for two Bb cornets and Eb Bass. Comfortably pitched, though there are a few high notes for the bass. Suitable for intermediate players.
Duration: 2 minutes

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O Thou Whose Notes by Henry Harrington, arranged by James Moule
"O thou whose notes could oft remove the pangs of woe ...." (Dr.Harrington is the same as Dr.Harington above.) This glee is scored for two Bb cornets and Eb Bass. Though short, there are three contrasting sections. Comfortably pitched and suitable for intermediate players.
Duration: 1' 40".

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Silence, The by Sergei Taneyev, arranged by James Moule
This trio for lower brass is highly chromatic. Scored for three trombones, the lowest part is best played on a bass trombone (or euphonium), though a TC Trom 3 part is provided. The 1st part has some high notes but the other parts are comfortable. Accurate counting is required. Suitable for intermediate players who can pitch accurately.
Duration: about 3 minutes

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Tanto e ver che neo verno by Antonio Lotti, edited by James Moule
This charming little SAT choral piece sits well on brass. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium, it is comfortably pitched for all players and stresses articulation. Being fugal, attention to counting is important. Good contest piece for intermediate players.
Duration: 1'50".

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Trio for Brass by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
This highly chromatic little organ piece sits well on brass. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and trombone with Trombone BC part extra. Not difficult but the lowest part has many jumps and a wide range. Good contest piece for juniors. Duration: 2'40".

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Trio in Canon Form by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
This delightful little organ piece sits well on brass. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium with Horn in F and Trombone BC parts extra. Not difficult but cornet has a couple of high notes. Duration: 1'50".

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Trio Op.49 No.1 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
A solemn start to the set of ten trios for organ. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and Eb bass (tuba) with Horn in F, euphonium and Bb/F trombone BC parts extra. Not difficult but the horn part is the most interesting. Duration: 1 minute.

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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, the quartet version on this site that splits the part. Scored for cornet, horn and Eb bass (tuba) with alternative Horn in F, euphonium and Bb/F trombone BC parts provided. Not difficult but the horn part is most challenging. Duration: 50 seconds.

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Trio Op.49 No.3 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Highly chromatic and rather sad little two-voice fugue. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium (4 valve) with Horn in F and Bb/F trombone BC parts extra. Not difficult. Duration: 1 minute 20 seconds.

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Trio Op.49 No.4 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Highly chromatic and rather nostalgic little piece. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium (4 valve) with Horn in F and Bb/F trombone BC parts extra. Not difficult. Duration: 1 minute.

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Trio Op.49 No.5 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Highly chromatic and rather disturbing piece. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium (4 valve) with Horn in F and Bb/F trombone BC parts extra. Not difficult but the horn parts are unrelenting. Duration: 1 minute 40 seconds.

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Trio Op.49 No.6 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Joyful, pastoral piece. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium (4 valve) with Horn in F and Bb/F Trombone BC versions provided. The cornet part has a few very high notes and the quaver passages in the two higher parts will require concentration. Duration: 1 minute 20 seconds.

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Trio Op.49 No.7 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Nostalgic, chromatic, pastoral piece. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and euphonium (4 valve) with Horn in F and Bb/F Trombone BC versions provided. Bass part could be played on an Eb tuba. The cornet part has a few high notes and the quaver passages in the two higher parts will require concentration. Duration: 1 minute 20 seconds.

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Trio Op.49 No.8 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Highly chromatic piece, full of angst. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and Eb Bass (4 valve) with Horn in F and Tuba BC versions provided. Bass part could be played on a trombone with two triggers. Not very difficult but the low notes in the bass are a challenge. Duration: 1 minute 40 seconds.

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Trio Op.49 No.9 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Optimistic little piece. Scored for cornet, Eb horn and Eb Bass (4 valve) with Horn in F and Tuba BC versions provided. Bass part could be played on a Bb/F trombone. Not very difficult but the horn has the hardest task due to jumps of pitch and extremely low notes. Duration: 1 minute.

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Trio Op.49 No.10 by Josef Rheinberger, arranged by James Moule
Short canon for an unusual combination of instruments: two cornets and bass. Tuba TC and BC versions are provided. Not very difficult but the cornets have a wide range. Duration: 1 minute.

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Youth of the Gloomy Brow by John Wall Callcott, arranged by James Moule
Callcott was a contemporary of Beethoven. This trio is set for lower brass but it works well with two cornets and a tenor horn. The contrasting sections make it suitable for contests. TC and BC parts are provided.
Used by the St.George team to win Under 15 Trio at the 2020 NSW Party Championships.
Not very difficult. Duration: 4 minutes.

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