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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten (arr. Richard Cayrol)

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Subtitle: Variations sur un thème de Purcell

General Info

Year: 1945 / 2010
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editions Robert Martin
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €86.00   |   Score Only (print) - €20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is a 1945 musical composition by Benjamin Britten with a subtitle Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell. It was based on the second movement, Rondeau, of the Abdelazer suite. It was originally commissioned for the British educational documentary film called Instruments of the Orchestra released on 29 November 1946, directed by Muir Mathieson and featuring the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The work is one of the best-known pieces by the composer entertainment".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Columbus (Ohio) State Community College Concert Band (Thomas Lloyd, conductor) – 30 April 2019

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