Fifteen Progressive Duets

John BloodGZ029
2 solo Trumpets | Grades 5-8 technical level

Written in 1982 as a series of short teaching pieces and carefully graded by technical difficulty, these studies have become a useful addition to the trumpet repertoire. Ideal for students and teachers, they are entertaining as well as technically instructive.

1 double part.

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Burgers

John BloodGZ052
Flute and Piano | Grades 1-2 technical level | Duration: 11 minutes

Eight wry and witty pieces for flute which, while putting the young player through a series of useful technical and musical challenges, bid an impudent farewell to the craze for fast food. Flute part edited by Philippa Davies.

  • THE ROYAL DELUXE: Regal procession
  • HAGGIS HALF–POUNDER: Midnight revel
  • KANGAROO QUARTER–BOUNDER: Lazy sun–dance
  • THE MINI MINI–BURGER: Fast food scherzo
  • THE WESTMINSTER SPECIAL: Thames nocturne
  • CRUNCHY COCKROACH: Scuttle dance
  • THE BURGHERS OF CALAIS: Lament
  • CHEF’S WHOPPER: Knees–up

“This book contains eight lively, entertaining pieces for students of Grade 1 to 2 standard. The titles are brilliant: Haggis Half–Pounder, Kangaroo Quarter–Bounder, Crunchy Cockroach, Chef ’s Whopper and so on. The music is great fun, with interesting piano parts to match.”

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Knautical Knots

John BloodGZ053
Clarinet and Piano | Grades 2-3 technical level | Duration: 11 minutes

Eight seafaring pieces for clarinet which play on the names of knots and hitches (real and invented) to create a sparkling variety of mood and character which will stimulate the musicianship and technical skill of the aspiring clarinettist.

  • THE FISHERMAN’S BEND: Hornpipe
  • SPANIARD’S LOOPING KNOT: Habañera
  • THE JSB SHEEPSHANK: Knotty Invention
  • DOUBLED DOUBLE–DUTCHMAN: Bowsprit dance
  • ALPINE BUTTERFLY BEND: Summer dream
  • CZERNY’S HITCH: Perpetuum mobile
  • CABIN–BOY’S BOWLINE: Midnight prayer
  • MERRY MACKEREL TURN: Valse burlesque

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Vegetable Fiesta

John BloodGZ054
Piano | Grade 1 technical level | Duration: 9½ minutes

Ten pieces depicting a basket of fresh and varied vegetables, including a downcast cabbage, an elegant French bean out for a Sunday stroll, two chirpy Spanish onions, and an exploding turnip. This rewarding and picturesque collection forms an excellent introduction to the same composer’s Stamp–album GZ 002.

Along with the composer’s Stamp-Album, Vegetable Fiesta was chosen as a set work and performed at the 2012 Contemporary Keyboard Weekend at the Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin, Paris.

  • THE MIGHTY CARROT: Stomp dance
  • VERY SAD PETITS POIS: Doleful dance
  • THE RUNNER BEAN: Early morning jog
  • HAPPY SPANISH ONIONS: Holiday fiesta
  • THE LONELY CABBAGE: Green lament
  • A SWEDE’S NORWEGIAN WEDDING: Fjord dance
  • THE FRENCH BEAN: Sunday promenade
  • PERKY PARSNIPS: A jaunty jape
  • THE EXPLODING TURNIP: A sorry scene
  • THAT’S SHALLOT FOLKS: Can–can

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Aspects of Paradise

Giles SwayneGZ055
Flute and Piano | Grades 6–7 technical level | Duration: 9 minutes

Four pieces offering a melodious and flautistical view of the Adam and Eve story. Swayne’s mastery of the flute, familiar from HAVOC, Winter Solstice Carol, and the virtuoso Canto for flute (all published by Novello) is here put to excellent use for budding young players. These pieces, which introduce the player to such things as flutter–tonguing and harmonics, have been edited for the flute by renowned flautist Philippa Davies, to whom they are dedicated.

  • The Gardener of Eden
  • Adam and Eve and Pinch–me
  • Paradise Stomp
  • Forbidden Flute

“Giles brings to these delightful pieces a great understanding of the instrument and a wonderfully fresh approach. Although making demands on the player, he adds that particular quality of fun which is always present in his music. They are little gems, which everyone will enjoy as much as I have.”
Philippa Davies

“. . . challenges of metre and simple extended techniques within a highly enjoyable and accessible idiom.”
Music Teacher

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