from the "Bergamasque Suite"
for: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns (F), 2 bassoons (10 winds)
The famous prelude from the Bergamasque suite. With rich harmonies and interest in all parts this is a most rewarding piece for a larger ensemble. The challenge is to retain the flexibilty and musicality of the original rather than to just play the notes. Players of about grade 6 standard should be able to start to tackle this piece.