Albumleaf: “Fur Elise”
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
For Woodwind Quintet
Transcribed by Don Stewart
Published by Trillenium Music Company
Includes score and parts
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Blarinet in Bb, Horn in F, and Bassoon
Here the woodwinds can and should 'sing'. It is a piece with which a good group of high-school age players can have successful performances. For all more accomplished groups, the instantly recognizable music becomes a superior encore piece for all more accomplished groups. Many wind quintet programs present quite rambunctions music…at the end of one of these, Fur Elise will send the listeners home with a sweet sound in the ear. Very quiet, intimate, yet with the composer's drama…a rare page for the wind quintet.