Airs and Dances

arr. John BloodGZ118
Oboe and Piano | Grades 1–4 technical level | Duration: 13 minutes

A collection of twelve Renaissance and Baroque pieces, skilfully chosen and arranged to introduce oboists to some delightful and captivating lesser known works alongside several firm favourites. Especial care has been taken to provide piano parts that are eminently playable.

  • Minuett  Daniel Purcell
  • The Keel Row
  • Tomorrow the fox will come to town  Thomas Ravenscroft
  • Love me or not  Thomas Campion
  • Giga  Samuel Arnold
  • Choral  J.S.Bach
  • Siciliana  Samuel Arnold
  • Saraband  William Croft
  • Prelude  Johann C.F.Fischer
  • Air  Henry Purcell
  • Ballet  Christoph W.Gluck
  • Gavotte  J.S.Bach

Chosen by the Associated Board for their current Woodwind syllabus:

Grade 1  The Keel Row

Grade 2  Saraband (Croft)

Grade 3  Gavotte (Bach)

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Praha

John BloodGZ039
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons; 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba; Timpani; 2 Percussion; Piano; Strings. | Duration: 9 minutes

A one – movement concert overture, written in 1984 after a visit to friends in Prague, and dedicated to the people of that beautiful city. The spiritual warmth characteristic of Smetana, Dvorák & Martinu gradually sweeps away harsher and more impersonal music.

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Little Boy Lost

John BloodGZ038
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons; 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba; Timpani; 3 Percussion; Harp; Piano; Strings | Duration: 24 minutes

Written 1978–9. A ballet in six movements. The boy of the title, isolated at the start, sets off optimistically to change the world; dances with different characters, endures trials and disappointments, and eventually finds his true identity. The character of the boy is played by two identical dancers who merge at the end. An absorbing allegory about coming out as a gay man.

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Charades

John BloodGZ037
2 Flutes (2nd doubling Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons; 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba; Timpani; 2 Percussion; Piano; Strings | Duration: 9½ minutes

5 movements. Written 1987. A light–hearted romp, this is an exhilarating and contrasted set of character–studies in the manner of a ballet Divertissement.


  • Don Juan
  • The Milkmaid
  • Sergeant Death
  • The Sceptic
  • Quicksilver
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Esterházy Sinfonietta

John BloodGZ007
String orchestra and harpsichord | Duration: 15 minutes

Duration: 15 minutes. A modern concerto grosso in three movements. Commissioned by the Esterházy Orchestra, and first performed at their inaugural concert in the Banqueting House, Whitehall, in October 1985, conducted by John Blood. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1987 by the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley.

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