This Sibelius masterwork is now intelligently transcribed for today's orchestra. Vital brass entrances have preparation to assure secure attack. Careful doubling, cuing, and more, will allow the work to succeed with large groups as well as smaller ensembles or orchestras with unbalanced instrumentation. Audiences will respond, and your musicians will experience the joy of performing culturally time-tested, great music.
In the full orchestra series, all material (except percussion) is covered in the string writing so the pieces can be performed in their entirety by a string orchestra, or by adding winds and percussion you can perform these works as a full orchestra.
|Instrumentationconductor1x flute 11x flute 22x oboe (alternate 3rd flute)1x Bb clarinet 11x Bb clarinet 21x Bb bass clarinet (alternate bassoon)2x bassoon1x Bb trumpet 11x Bb trumpet 21x Bb trumpet 32x horn in F 12x horn in F 21x trombone 11x trombone 21x trombone 31x tuba1x timpani3x percussion (crash cymbals, triangle, bass drum)8x violin 18x violin 25x violin 3 (viola T.C)5x viola5x cello5x string bass|