Waltz (Op. 39) by Peter Tchaikowsky
Arranged for woodwind quintet by Lior Eitan
Published by Edition Svitzer
Scored for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, and bassoon
Includes score and parts
Any player who has ever performed in a woodwind enssemble experiences the same frustration – the lack of original material by first-rate composers, resulting in the constant need for arrangements.
The arrangement presents the original piece in a different, and very often refreshing, form. I believe that a good arrangement can add its own touch to the original work.
Each musical piece is a source of inspiration to me – a piano work that I played in my childhood, a folk song, an orchestral or chamber work. The choice of ensemble and division of voices among the various instruments is critical for the optimal communication of the work's character. Use of auxiliary instruments may enrich the arrangement even more.
I would like to thank my colleagues in the Iseael Flute Ensemble, the Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and Harmonia Ensemble, for giving me the laboratory I needed to write my arrangements. I am also indebted to Mordechai Rechtman for his arrangements that I heard as a youth and later also had the privilege of performing them on numerous occasions, which infused me with the passion to experience the wonderful world of arrangment writing.
— Lior Eitan