Many suitable arrangements are available for school orchestras and
ensembles. The arrangements allow for a great deal of flexibility in
presentation and in many cases can sound complete with as few as four players yet the scoring allows for expansion up to a full symphonic orchestra. As with all music available on the Opus 3 Music website these are arrangements which have been well tried and tested in performance - In this case by the Campbell College Orchestra where this orchestra of around forty players use these arrangements regularly in Services and concerts in the college.
A full set of parts consists of one of each part on A4 paper (with permission
to copy to suit your own requirements) for the following instruments:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Bassoon, Saxophone in Eb,
Horn in F, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Trombone, Timpani, Violin 1,
Violin 2, Viola, Cello/Double Bass
Some of the pieces available are listed below - email us for a complete up to date list.
Music by Elgar, Handel, Holst, Brahms and Beethoven in fexible arrangements for full orchestra - whilst each piece is complete in itself there is also the possibility of combining two or more to make effective longer concert items eg. Two contrasting pieces by Handel - Air & March, Classic English marches etc., etc.
Pomp and Circumstance march No. 4 by Elgar (One of Elgar's most famous tunes in an easy to play yet effective arrangement)
Air from Rinaldo by Handel (A memorable tune by Handel)
Ode to Joy by Beethoven (In an easy key for young players)
March from Scipio (One of Handel's most well known marches- often heard as a regimental march during the 'Trooping of the Colours')
Soldier's March by Schumann (A favourite piano piece for young players here arranged for orchestra)
Old English March by Holst (This tune appears in the public school hymn book along with the hymn 'Onward Christian soldiers')
St. Anthony Chorale by Brahms (The tune on which Brahms bases his famous set of variations - the tune itself was possibly written by Haydn)
Marche Romaine by Gounod (A French classic)
I vow to thee my country by Holst (His famous hymn tune adapted from the Planets)
Pavane by Warlock (from the Capriol Suite)
Set of Orchestral parts: £10.00 for each individual piece or order any four for £30-00
Hymns for full Orchestra
Most "traditional " ie. non copyright hymns are available arranged for full orchestra at £9-95 for a full set of parts.
Orchestral arrangements of modern hymns and worship songs are available on request depending on copyright.
Again email us for a full up to date list.
Also of interest to schools is the series of Band/Ensemble music From the Beginning... (Books one two, three and four)
These come to you having been fully tested with young players.
For schools we can offer band packs with lower brass parts in bass or treble clef and also a choice of Horn parts in F or Eb - please state which you prefer (or both if required)