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Originally composed to introduce the various instruments of the orchestra, Britten's “Young Person's Guide” follows a set of variations based on a melody by Henry Purcell. In this setting for wind band, Richard Saucedo presents the opening theme followed by Britten's exuberant fugue which culminates in a glorious finale and recap of Purcell's melody. A stunning work for mature ensembles.

Scoring
Score and parts (piccolo, 4 x flute I, 4 x flute II, oboe I, oboe II, 4 x clarinet in Bb I, 4 x clarinet in Bb II, 4 x clarinet in Bb III, 2 x bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon I, bassoon II, 2 x alto saxophone in Eb I, 2 x alto saxophone in Eb II, 2 x tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, 3 x trumpet in Bb I, 3 x trumpet in Bb II, 3 x trumpet in Bb III, 2 x horn in F I, 2 x horn in F II, 2 x trombone I, 2 x trombone II, 2 x trombone III, 2 x euphonium (treble clef), 2 x euphonium (bass clef), 4 x tuba, double bass, timpani, 2 x percussion I, 3 x percussion II, 2 x xylophone, harp)


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