NOBLE FLEX (Gr.5+)
For Flexible Quintet
Duration Approximately 7:30
FULL SCORE /
Part 1: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Trumpet
Part 2: Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet
Part 3: Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, English Horn, Horn in F
Part 4: Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon
Part 5: Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax, Bass Trombone, Bassoon, Tuba
*Leans toward Grade 6 for brass players, due to high registers and melodic runs.
NOBLE GASES is a set of six short works for flexible quintet, inspired by the six noble gases and their applications: Helium (He), Neon (Ne), Argon (Ar), Krypton (Kr), Xenon (Xe), and the radioactive Radon (Rn). Discovered by Sir William Ramsay, these chemical elements are extremely rare in nature and have numerous, important applications in science and technology. These short works can be performed as a suite, individually, or in any combination.