In this flexible ensemble rendition of the Australian national anthem Advance Australia Fair, the melody appears in Part A for violin or clarinet, while Parts B, C, D & E for strings, woodwinds or keyboard provide an elegant accompaniment. The optional percussion part, suitable for a junior player, will help to elevate your performance of this work.Fullscreen Mode
Number of Pages: 20
Number of Parts: 5 (minimum) with 2 more optional parts
Instrumentation: (your choice of instrument/s per part)
Part A – Violin, Keyboard, Clarinet in B♭
Part B – Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet in B♭
Part C – Violin, Viola, Clarinet in B♭
Part D – Violin, Viola, Clarinet in B♭
Part E (optional) – Cello
Part F- Cello, Keyboard
Percussion (1 player) (optional) – Small Drum, Bass Drum
How to use: This arrangement for mixed ability players is suitable for a quintet, chamber group or small orchestra using any combination of any number of the instruments listed above. Advance Australia Fair is in five parts with an optional part for simple cello (Part E) and percussion; there are in general two different ability level options for each possible instrument. All you need to do is assign parts to the players in your ensemble while ensuring you have a satisfactory balance and blend of instruments. Some examples of instrument combinations include:
- Part A Violin(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part B Violin(s) and Flutes; Part C Violin(s); Part D Viola(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part E Beginner Cello(s); Part F Cello(s) Percussion.
- Part A Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part B Flute(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part C Violin(s); Part D Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part F Keyboard.
- Part A Keyboard; Part B Clarinet in B♭; Part C Violin; Part D Violin; Part F Cello; Percussion.
- String Quartet plus Flute.
But these are only some of the many options! The Flexible Ensemble Series gives you the opportunity to mix and match parts to suit the young musicians in your ensemble.