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Waltzing Soprillda

Philip R Buttall arr. Nigel Wood


Sheet Music

PDF E-Edition:





solo Ab/Eb/Bb (Eb) 5x Bb. Bb/acl . bcl . bcl/Eb ca (Bb cb) + opt. 3x percussion




This witty and imaginative take on Australia’s signature waltz was originally written for Nigel Wood and his soprillo, and was one of the very first pieces to be published for soprillo saxophone.

In it, the agile little piccolo saxophone (soprillo) revisits “Matilda” in the styles of Ravel, Schubert, Beethoven, Sousa, swing and more, and she is (of course!) serenaded with didgeridoo fanfares.

In this arrangement, the solo soprillo part can be played on either Bb or Eb clarinet, or for the brave, on an Ab clarinet! There are some optional and alternative parts for larger clarinet ensembles, and additionally, 3 optional percussion parts.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Solo Clarinet in Ab or Eb or Bb (three parts provided)
Clarinet in Eb (optional)
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2
Clarinet in Bb 3
Clarinet in Bb 4
Clarinet in Bb 5
Clarinet in Bb 6 (alternative to Alto Clarinet in Eb)
Bass Clarinet in Bb 1
Bass Clarinet in Bb 2 (alternative to ContraAlto Clarinet in Eb)

Alternative & optional parts
Alto Clarinet in Eb (alternative to Clarinet in Bb 6)
ContraAlto Clarinet in Eb (alternative to Bass Clarinet in Bb 2)
Contrabass Clarinet in Bb (optional)
Drum Kit (optional)
Percussion: Guiro, Triangle, Cowbells, Castanets, Tambourine, Claves, Ratchet, Bell Tree, Temple Blocks (optional)
Glockenspiel (optional)


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