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Preface Centre Stage is a series of elementary chamber music arrangements for flexible ensemble which feature a soloist. The pieces are scored in four parts with an optional supporting piano accompaniment. The study of chamber music is essential for the musical development of any serious student as it encourages careful listening, builds confidence and most importantly, is great fun to play. These arrangements make ideal concert items and are also suitable for music festivals.

• Vorwort Centre Stage ist eine Reihe von einfachen Kammermusikarrangements für flexible Ensemblekombinationen mit einem Solisten. Die Stücke wurden für vier Stimmen und einer je nach Bedarf einsetzbaren, unterstützenden Klavierbegleitung geschrieben. Das Studium von Kammermusik ist für jeden ernsthaften Musikschüler unentbehrlich, da es zum aufmerksamen Zuhören anhält, das Selbstvertrauen stärkt und, was am wichtigsten ist, Spaß beim Spielen macht. Die Stücke eignen sich ideal zum Konzertvortrag und passen auch gut in Musikfestivals.

• Préface Centre Stage est une série d’arrangements de musique de chambre de niveau élémentaire destinés à une formation de composition flexible comprenant un soliste. Ils sont instrumentés à quatre parties soutenues par un accompagnement de piano facultatif. La pratique de la musique de chambre est essentielle au développement musical de tout étudiant sérieux. Elle favorise l’écoute attentive, renforce l’assurance et, surtout, procure beaucoup de plaisir. Ces morceaux constituent des pièces de concert idéales et conviennent à toutes les festivités musicales.


Contents • Inhalt • Table des matières

JOY TO THE WORLD

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SILENT NIGHT

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Orchestration • Besetzung

PART 1 PART 1 PART 1

Solo in C Solo in Bf Solo in Ef

Flute, Oboe or Violin Clarinet Alto Saxophone

PART 2 PART 2 PART 2

in C in Bf in Ef

Flute, Oboe or Violin Clarinet Alto Saxophone

PART PART PART PART PART

3 3 3 3 3

in C in Bf in Bf in F

Violin Clarinet Tenor Saxophone Viola French Horn

PART 4 PART 4

in C in Bf

Cello, Double Bass or Bassoon Bass Clarinet

PIANO (optional) for rehearsal or to support the performance


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Joy to the World Music attributed to Lowell Mason (1792 – 1872)

Allegro

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Silent Night Andante con moto

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