Aaron Copland - Rodeo – Hoe-Down - Instrumental arrangements
Arrangements suitable for orchestral instruments, for beginners up to Grade 5. All parts have been designed to work together to enable mixed-ability groups to perform together.
- 1st Violin | 2nd Violin | Viola | Cello | Double bass |
- Flute | 2nd Flute | Clarinet in B♭ | Oboe | Alto saxophone | Bassoon |
- Trumpet in B♭ | Trombone | Trombone in B♭ | Tenor horn | Horn in F | 1st Euphonium | 2nd Euphonium | Tuba | Bass in B♭ (tuba)
- Timpani | Snare drum/Triangle/Bass drum/Cymbals/Wood block
- Download all of the Grade 4-5 parts in one .zip file
- Grade 4-5 full score
Notes from the arranger
By Iain Farrington
All parts have been designed to work together to enable mixed-ability groups to perform together. A certain amount of simplification has been required to adapt the pieces for mixed-ability. Some pieces have been cut to allow a 3-5 minute general duration and to remove especially difficult passages of music. A successful rendering of each piece would require the essential melodic material and bass line which are often in the Grades 4/5 parts, especially in the piano.
There are scores for each difficulty level plus three other scores for each piece: 1.Grouped according to ability 2.Grouped according to instrument type 3.'Short score' in C, grouped according to ability
There are three ability levels – beginner, intermediate (Grades 1-3) and Grades 4-5. ◾Flute parts can be played by the violins ◾Oboe parts can be played by the flutes and violins ◾Trumpet parts (in Bb) can be played by the clarinets ◾Violin parts can be played by the flutes (except when in the lowest register) ◾The 'percussion' part is a beginner part and can be played on any drum. It adds a simple rhythm layer to each piece. Timpani and full percussion parts are for intermediate or Grades 4/5