piece suggestions, please!
A few friends and I are putting together a recital for early January. We have a string quartet, piano, and oboe to work with. I thought it would be nice to play one piece (or movement of) all together.
So, I'm looking for repertoire for piano quintet plus oboe. Any thoughts?
I wonder if there might be an arrangement of Gabriel’s Oboe out there somewhere, for the instruments mentioned. Sounds like a fun project, good luck with the performance!
I expect you've searched chamber music for 6 players on IMSLP and discovered - nothing close. However if one of your violins would like to take a rest there's a quintet by Theodore Dubois that sounds rather nice
M Zilpah's suggestion of Gabriel's Oboe sounds like a great idea. I think you might have to adapt an existing arrangement -- probably combine a piano-plus-oboe arrangement with a string quartet arrangement. But it's a lovely work. (I use the Vitamin String Quartet's arrangement of it as my alarm clock sound.)
When you have a collection of folks like that, and you are putting together a full recital, everyone does not need to be playing all the time.
Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe (Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060) is available on IMSLP.org in several transcriptions that might be adaptable to your needs.
What Paul said - do different sub-groups for the recital. Piano quintet or quartet there is a lot of music to choose from. For oboe and strings there is off course the Mozart quartet which is a nice piece. And there is a quintet by Crusell. Mix that with a piece for oboe and piano and finish off with Gabriels oboe with everyone playing. I have a copy of a score for oboe, string quartet and organ (although if I remember correctly the organ part is more or less just all 4 string parts put together).
Funny how often when you ask a question people say "No that's the wrong question. Here's the answer to a different one"
Sometimes the original question has no answer.
Reframing questions well is an important skill for productive, meaningful discussions.
Sure, but when the question is to identify "one piece (or movement)" that the group can play "all together"? Pace Paul and Bo, I think Anita already sussed that they don't all need to play throughout the entire program.
Come on, Steve. Didn't you lead off with asking if one of their violinists wanted to "take a rest"?
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply - I had a small accident last week and was a bit indisposed...
I sincerely apologize for giving unsolicited advice. My bad for not reading the question thoroughly. However I'm happy to send you the arrangemang of Gabriels Oboe if you want it. It's still a nice piece even if the piano plays roughly the same as the strings.....
I see no need for any apologies from anyone! I didn't mean to imply that - my own apologies.
Every oboist probably already knows Gabriel's Oboe.
To search IMSLP for music scored for a particular ensemble the click trail goes as follows:
You could try searching for arrangements on musescore.com. You need an account to download, but it's free. If you can learn a bit of Musescore, you can do a bit of auto-transcribing parts, like turning a clarinet part into a violin part by simply changing the instrument associated with it.
Another vote for Musescore. Really nice for the transcribing feature, etc. Also with more advanced software like Sibelius or Finale, you can scan in a score from IMSLP and it will open up into parts in the software and you can edit, transcribe, change instruments, move stuff around, and arrange to your heart's content.
Anita - your e-mail is not on your member page, so I can't send the files. But I took a quick look at musescore.com and there are several arrangements you could use there.
Bo, you're right -- there is definitely a learning curve to that software and the OCR is not always accurate. After you scan in, there is a fair amount of clean-up required. It helps to start with a very tidy score, of course. I have no idea what Sibelius would do with a PDF of a Bach manuscript.
I tried a hand written manuscript once - can't remember now what the music was - and it was so many wrong calls from the software that it was quicker to enter the music via a midi-keyboard.
Midi keyboard for entry ... oh that's such a great idea. I need to be doing that. Thanks Bo.
Thanks everyone! I actually downloaded musescore about a month ago for notating an arrangement, and found it quite intuitive and nice. Being always a bit technologically behind, I didn't realize one could search for scores! Handy to know, thank you!
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