Croft Music

Arrangements of some great classical tunes

       
Intermezzo from
Cavalleria Rusticana
This is a simple arrangement for band of the beautiful Intermezzo from Mascagni's opera. It features flugel, then cornets and euphs and baritones. 2'30"  (Also available in music minus one as Bb or Eb solo with band accomp) Scorch icon PDF download
"Humming Chorus" from
Madame Butterfly
This is an easy arrangement for full band of the haunting and beautiful "Humming Chorus" from the end of the second Act of Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly. Just over 2' (Also available in music minus one as Bb or Eb solo with accomp) Scorch icon PDF download
"Evening Prayers" from
Hansel and Gretel
A  transcription for band of the beautiful duet from the opera "Hansel and Gretel" by Humperdinck arranged for two cornets a. Solo parts not demanding.           3 mins Scorch icon PDF download
Venetian Boat Song ....is one of thirty or so "Songs Without Words" written by Mendelssohn. This one, Op 19 No 6 is a Barcarolle featuring flugel and solo horn in duet. Moderate.   2 mins Scorch icon PDF download
Ave Verum Corpus This is a versatile arrangement for quartet with band accompaniment, or for full band. It's Mozart's final completed sacred work, written in 1791 shortly before his death. 2'18" Scorch icon PDF download
Air on a G String More properly known as the "Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major" this piece has been arranged in 8 parts: one Eb and one Bb for each of the 4 ("SATB") lines in the original. No dynamics, either, so the conductor is free to shape the piece as required. 4' 14" with both repeats
(Also available in music minus one as Bb or Eb solo )
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