Number of Pages: 15
Number of Parts: 4 (minimum) with 1 more optional part
Instrumentation: (your choice of instrument/s per part)
Part A – Violin, Flute, Clarinet in B♭
Part B – Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet in B♭
Part C – Violin, Viola, Clarinet in B♭
Part D – Cello, Keyboard, Bass Clarinet in B♭
How to use: This work for junior players is suitable for a quartet, chamber group, or small orchestra using any combination of any number of the instruments listed above. Barndoor Jig (Rakes of Kildare) is in four parts with an optional keyboard part; there are in general at least 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 Flute(s); Part B Violin(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part C Viola(s), Violin(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part D Cello(s); Keyboard.
- Part A Flute(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part B Flute(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part C Clarinet(s) in B♭ and Viola; Part D Bass Clarinet(s) in B♭ and/or Keyboard(s).
- Part A Violin; Part B Clarinet in B♭; Part C Violin; Part D Cello; Keyboard.
- String Quartet or Clarinet Quartet plus optional additional instruments.
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.