Free Arrangements

I'll be posting some of my arrangements of music that I like on this page. You may notice that I have created arrangements for certain ensembles such as reed quintet. This is intentional, but please contact me if you have a certain ensemble in mind. I'd appreciate a mention in any concert materials and permission to use any recordings of your performance.

 

SOLACE   A Mexican Seranade
Scott Joplin

1867/68, Texas — April 1, 1917, New York City

"Solace" was published in 1909

"With Solace, Joplin had reached a new maturity where he could express a range of complex emotions lifting Ragtime far beyond its popular appeal as a light-hearted form of music. Certainly Solace is unusually complex among piano rags, and its subtitle "A Mexican Serenade" perhaps reflects the fact that its left hand rhythm suggests a slow latin Tango." - mfiles.co.uk

Reed Quintet arrangement by Robert Raines

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Solace for Reed QuintetScott Joplin
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• Parts:
  Oboe
  Bb Clarinet
  Eb Alto Sax
  Bassoon
  Bb Bass Clarinet

 

PASTORALE
Igor Stravinsky

Lomonosov, Russian Empire, 17 June 1882 – 6 April 1971 New York City

Pastorale (Russian: Пастораль) is a song without words written by Igor Stravinsky in 1907. Stravinsky composed the piece at his family's estate in Ustilug, Ukraine, while under the supervision of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and dedicated it to Rimsky-Korsakov's daughter Nadia. – Wikipedia

Reed Quintet arrangement by Robert Raines

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PASTORALEIgor Stravinsky
00:00 / 02:44
Score in C
 
• Parts:
  Oboe
  Bb Clarinet
  Eb Alto Sax
  Bassoon
  Bb Bass Clarinet

 

EAST SAINT LOUIS TOODLE _ Oo

Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley

April 29, 1899 Washington, D.C. – May 24, 1974 New York City

"East St Louis Toodle-Oo" (also "Toodle-O") is a composition written by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley and recorded several times by Ellington for various labels from 1926–1930 under various titles. This song was the first charting single for Duke Ellington in 1927.

Reed Quintet arrangement by Robert Raines

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ESL Toodl-OoDuke Ellington
00:00 / 03:24
• Parts:
  Oboe
  Bb Clarinet
  Eb Alto Sax
  Bassoon
  Bb Bass Clarinet

 

 

SARABANDE

From Violin Concerto in B Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach

German, 31 March 1685 – 28 July 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. He is celebrated as the creator of many masterpieces of church and instrumental music. His compositions represent the best of the Baroque era. – Britannica

Reed Quintet arrangement by Robert Raines

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Bach SarabandeJ. S. Bach
00:00 / 02:47
GYMNOPEDIE No. 1
Erik Satie
Honfleur, Normandy, 17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925, Paris
In the 1880s, he worked as a pianist in café-cabaret in Montmartre, Paris, and began composing works, mostly for solo piano, such as his Gymnopédies.
From about 1910, he became the focus of successive groups of young composers attracted by his unconventionality and originality. Among them were the group known as Les Six. A meeting with Jean Cocteau in 1915 led to the creation of the ballet Parade (1917) for Serge Diaghilev, with music by Satie, sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso, and choreography by Léonide Massine. – Wikipedia

Reed Quintet arrangement by Robert Raines
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Gymnopedie No. 1Erik Satie
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