Two-Tone Suite (TrT)
MHE 50221 £8.00
Two-Tone Suite comprises five duets. The pieces are tuneful but moderately difficult. The suite also works well played an octave lower, on bass and great bass. Total playing time is about eight minutes.
Suite for Two Recorders (TrTr)
MHE 10312 £5.50
Ann Marshall wrote this suite at the request of Felicity Kimpton, who wanted some duets for grade 5 or 6 players. Total playing time is about seven minutes. This suite is also available for two basses (MHE 10312a) and two descants (or tenors) (MHE 10312b).
Ann's Choice: Volume 3 (DD Duets) (DD)
MHE 30311 £5.00
Herr Christ, Der Einig Gotts Sohn
All Morgen Ist Ganz Frisch Und Neu
Now Is The Month Of Maying
Confirma Hoc O Deus
Wie Schön Leuchtet Der Morgenstern
Ballo di Mantua
There is not much music for adults that is both interesting and easy. I hope that 'Ann's Choice' will help to fill the gap. Volume 3, for two descants (or tenors), offers nearly a quarter of an hour of music by well-known figures such as Morley and Praetorius, as well as lesser-known composers such as Othmayr and Gumpelzhaimer. Whatever the original forces, I have arranged all of the music for two descants (or tenors). The keys are friendly and, other than a single top A, there are no notes higher than a G. There are eight sound files above; these are played on two tenors. The published music has a total of eleven pieces.
Ann's Choice: Volume 4 (DTr Duets) (DTr)
MHE 40311 £5.00
Je Cherche Autant Amour
Mon Coeur Se Recommande A Vous
Esurientes Implevis Bonis
Beata Cujus Brachiis Secli Perpendit
Skye Boat Song
There is not much music for adults that is both interesting and easy. All too often music that is easy is also a bit childish. I hope that the series 'Ann's Choice' will help to fill the gap. This fourth volume is of duets for unequal instruments. It contains nine pieces (nearly a quarter of an hour) of proper adult music from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. The pieces are by a variety of composers, from the better-known (Telemann) to the more obscure (Gardane). The famous 'Anon' is also represented. The sound files above are played on treble and tenor.
MHE 10519 £6.00
Steph Sutherland asked me if I could write something for her, using the unusual instrumentation of two contrabasses. The result is this five-movement, six-minute suite. The most obvious problem with music for two contrabasses is that simple human need to breathe, and reasonably often too. There are a reasonable number of short rests built into the music, but in any case contrabass players are a resourceful lot, and will no doubt find a way to make it work. Unsurprisingly the piece also works fine on two basses.