Practice material

Here is a list of music pieces we are playing this term. Please scroll down the list and find the relevant practise part to print out. Many thanks

Choir + voice/aural classes (Alison)

Benjamin Britten: Cuckoo

Cuckoo score

Cuckoo! audio file

Jonathan Dove: Fast Car

Fast Car score

Audio:

Nacio Herb Brown: I’m Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain score

Audio:


 Introduction Orchestra (Fiona)

Preparatory First Orchestra (Fiona)

Robin Wedderbrun- By the River

Violin 1

Violin 2

Violin 3

Cello

Double Bass


 First Orchestra (Marina)

Maurice Ravel – PAVANE POUR UN INFANTE DÉFUNTE 

Listen to the piece here

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

bass

Ernesto Nazareth – Floraux 

You can hear the original piano version of this piece here. Our version is an arrangement by Wolfang Birtel

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

Doublebass

Johann Strauß – Die Fledermaus (Overture)

Listen to the piece here

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

bass

Fred Ebb and John Kander – Chicago

Listen to the piece here (not quite our version , but it gives you an idea 😃)

We are playing Razzle Dazzle + And all that Jazz (not my own best friend)

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

bass

Junior Orchestra (Marina)

Gabriel Fauré – Pavane

Listen to the piece here

basson (doubling horn)

Clarinet in Bflat

Clarinet in A

Flute1

Flute 2 (oboe)

violin 1&2

viola

cello

DoubleBass

Brahms – Hungarian Dance no 5

listen to the piece here

And this will show you how to get the right character for the piece 😉

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

bass

Flute 1

flute 2 (oboe 1)

clarinet in Bb

bassons

Leo Weiner – Kleine Suite op 3 (3rd Mov.)Brahms

Listen to the piece here

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Bass

Flute 1

Oboe 1 (Flute)

Clarinet in B (1)

Bassoon 1

Sibelius – Valse Triste

Listen to the piece here

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

cello

Bass

Flutes

Clarinet

Bassoon

Chamber Orchestra (Marina)

Dvorak – Serenade no 1 opus 22

Listen to the piece here

violin 1

violin 2

violas

celli

bass

Victor Herbert – Canzonetta from serenade from strings

Listen to the piece here – starts at 21.05 min

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

bass

Händel -Concerto Grosso opus 6 no 7

Listen to the piece here

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

cello/basso

solo violin

Khatchaturian – Masquerade

Listen to the piece here

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello/bass

Grieg – nordic melodie

Listen to the piece here

violin 1 (1)

violin 1 (2)

violin 2 (1)

violin 2 (2)

viola 1

viola 2

cello 1

cello 2

bass

Bach – Brandenburg concerto no 4

Listen to the piece here

violin 1

violin 2

viola

cello

bass

flute 1 and 2


Parent Orchestra (George)

Britten: Simple Symphony

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Mozart: Divertimento in D K334

Haydn: String Quartet in F Minor op.20 no.5

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Score

Choir

Choir

Singing in a choir is good for your soul! Join the YMC choir this term and you won’t regret it. We meet at 11:45am. We have a great range of songs in different styles. Combine pitch, rhythm and language, and…

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

This is our flagship orchestra. Children usually will have achieved Grade 7 – 8 on their violin and Grade 6 on violas or cellos to take part. We play some very challenging repertoire including works specially written for us, therefore…

Junior Orchestra

Junior Orchestra

In the Junior Orchestra (for string and wind players) we aim to work on more advanced repertoire and therefore Grade 6 is expected from violinists and a good Grade 5 violists and cellists. Wind players should be grade 6 and…

First Orchestra

First Orchestra

This is a string orchestra made up of children who are usually about grade 5 standard on violin and viola and grade 4 on cello. By this stage they should have a good degree of ‘instrumental’ knowledge in all the…

Preparatory First Orchestra

Preparatory First Orchestra

This is an orchestra for string and wind players mostly made up of children around the ages of 8-11 and the standard of playing ranges from children who have a good working knowledge of 3rd position i.e. grades 3-4 on…

Introduction to Orchestral Playing

Introduction to Orchestral Playing

This is a string ensemble mostly made up of children 6-8 years of age. The standard of playing ranges from children who have just left their first year group lessons on violin, viola and cello to children who have taken…

Junior Musicianship

Junior Musicianship

These are pre instrumental musicianship classes which are organised into small groups for our youngest YMC members between the ages of 2-6 years. These classes run every half hour through the Saturday morning arranged by age. The aim of the…

Instrumental beginner classes

Instrumental beginner classes

These are group beginner classes for children from 5 years of age for violin, viola, cello and recorder or for flute from 7 years upwards. The classes start every September and run for one year only, after which children are…

String Ensembles

String Ensembles

Run by Roman Lytwyniw, Sheena McKenzie and Fiona Nisbett These ensembles are smaller chamber groups (3 -8 players) of students from the same orchestra coached by one of our specialist teachers. Children who wish to join one of these ensembles…

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

The wind ensembles are aimed at players of all woodwind instruments of grade 3+ standard to give them a gentle introduction to the necessary art and enjoyment of ensemble playing. It should provide them with a solid base for future…