Music

The music for the Spring 2020 session will include the following pieces. (One or more additional pieces may be added to the list before the first rehearsal; so please keep an eye on this page.)

  • Rossini: Overture “Barber of Seville”. Parts can be downloaded from the IMSLP website.  Please note that we will be using the revised version (not the “original” version at the top of the page); you will need to  scroll halfway down the page to find this. The revised version has transposed parts for clarinet, horn and trumpet.
  • Albeniz: Tango. Parts will be distributed at the first rehearsal. You can listen to the piece on the Goodmusic website.
  • Warlock: Capriol Suite. Parts will be distributed at the first rehearsal. You can listen to the piece on the Goodmusic website.
  • Price: Symphony no. 1, 3rd mvt “Juba Dance” (arr. Harrington).  Parts can be downloaded from the BBC Ten Pieces website. Follow the Price link to download the folder of instrumental parts. You can listen to the BBC SSO playing the piece on another page of the BBC website; you can also scroll to the bottom of this page and follow the “Multi ability instrumental arrangements” link to download parts. Louise would strongly encourage some violin 2s, and less confident players on any part, to consider the “Intermediate” parts; these all fit together, and so it doesn’t matter which ability level people choose.
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 5. Parts can be downloaded from the BBC Ten Pieces website. Follow the Brahms link to download the folder of instrumental parts. Again, Louise would strongly encourage some violin 2s, and less confident players on any part, to consider the “Intermediate” parts; these all fit together, and so it doesn’t matter which ability level people choose.
  • Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor. Parts can be downloaded from the BBC Ten Pieces website. Follow the Bach link to download the folder of instrumental parts. Again, Louise would strongly encourage some violin 2s, and less confident players on any part, to consider the “Intermediate” parts; these all fit together, and so it doesn’t matter which ability level people choose.
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Much of the music that we play may be downloaded for free at sites such as the IMSLP Petrucci Music Library http://www.imslp.org. Members who have access to printers are invited to print out the appropriate parts in advance of rehearsals. Please also consider printing out extra copies for colleagues who may not have download/printing facilities. We can arrange for transposition to other keys/instruments if required.

NOTE: The IMSLP site now sometimes asks for membership subscription before downloading. You may enrol if you wish, but if you wait long enough you will see a “Click here to continue your download” button – it’s still free.

If you are unable to download music parts, please contact the Merchant Sinfonia librarians

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Click here to view the archive of concert programmes.
Click here for a pdf list of the repertoire from previous concerts.

2 Responses to Music

  1. Karen Hunter says:

    Mmm, nice. Here’s hoping no one gets seasick during the Mendelssohn 😉

    I presume the concert will be padded out by sickeningly talented individuals and ensembles?

  2. jane macdiarmid says:

    What a brilliant start to the new season – the music selection is fab!!

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