Lyons Chamber Players Editions
The Lyons Chamber Players has original arrangements available for purchase.
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1. BRAHMS: Scherzo for horn and piano – Listen on YouTube
This work, with it’s horn-like hunting motif, make an excellent addition to the horn literature. Originally for violin and piano, this scherzo was a birthday gift from the young Brahms to the violinist Joseph Joachim.
*2. BRAHMS: Serenade No. 1 – Listen on YouTube
Arrangement for 11 instruments: 2 vn, va, vc, bass, fl, 2 cl, fg, 2 hn
Originally written as a nonet, Brahms was encouraged by Clara Schumann to rewrite the piece for full orchestra. While various attempts have been made to reconstruct the missing nonet edition, the LCP edition adds a second violin to balance the winds and a second horn to play third horn solos and reinforce some of the bassoon lines.
*3. ARDELL HAKE: “Spanish Festival” – Listen on YouTube
2 vn, va, vc, bass, fl, ob, 2 cl, fg, 2 hn, tp
This piece was written for the Lyons Chamber Players by “The Simpsons” composer/orchestrator Dell Hake. It has the same instrumentation as the chamber version of Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll”. It is a great piece for youth concerts and encores.
*4. LENNIE MOORE: “Awaken”, a Concerto for Electronic Valve Instrument (E.V.I.) & Strings – Listen on YouTube
The E.V.I. is a wind synthesizer with an 8 octave range, all of which is used in this work. This modern but accessible work can also be performed with an Electronic Wind Instrument (E.W.I.)
*5. BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance #1
Arrangement for 12 instruments: 2 vn, va, vc, bass, fl, ob, 2 cl, fg, 2 hn – Listen on YouTube
Arrangement for 9 Instruments: 2 vn, va, vc, bass, fl, 2 cl, hn
*6. W.A. MOZART: “Dove Sono” from Nozze de Figaro, for soprano and chamber orchestra.
sop, 2 vn, va, vc, bass, fl, ob, bass cl, fg, 2 hn