Windbags double reed group arrangements are for flexible combinations of oboes and bassoons with parts for all levels,ranging from beginners right up to advanced players.

Gradings equate roughly to ABRSM grades...  0 (easier than grade 1) through to  9 (trickier than grade 8).

You can view sample pages by clicking on the product number ( WBB006a:) and listen to a short clip by clicking *LISTEN*


If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch at mail@wonderfulwinds.com and see if we can help.

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*NEW* WBH001b Hill/Trad: Happy Birthday To You
*NEW* WBH003a Handel:
Music for the Royal Fireworks
*NEW*
WBC002 Coates: The Dambusters March
*NEW* WBS004 Saint-Saëns: Romance Op. 36

*NEW* WBG007 Gershwin: Walking The Dog
*NEW* WBD003 Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Opus 46 no. 8
*NEW* WBP005 Pugh: The Mountain Shepherdess
*NEW* WBD004 Debussy: Menuet from Petite Suite
*NEW*
WBSH005 Sherman: Feed The Birds

 


 

 


 

 




WBA001b Arlen: Over The Rainbow 

*NEW* Judy Garland's iconic song from The Wizard of Oz, in a lush arrangement for 3 oboes and bassoon.
(Arr. A.Cooper)

WBA001 Double Reed Quartet: 3 Obs, Bsn *LISTEN*
Grading: 6
Duration: 2.51

Please note: Not available in JAPAN for copyright reasons

£14.49
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WBB001a Bizet: Toreador Song from Carmen 

One of the most famous numbers from Bizet's opera, arranged for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons of a similar standard.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBB001a: 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-6
Duration: 2'41

£9.99
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WBB001b Bizet: Les Dragons d'Alcala from Carmen 

A chance to show off the bassoons in this movement from Bizet's well-loved opera. Scored for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons of grade V/VI standard plus an optional easier oboe part.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBB001b: 2+ Oboes, 2 Bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-6
Duration: 1'07

£9.99
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WBB001c Bizet: Habanera from Carmen 

Bizet's seductive Habanera, also used in the stairlift scene in the film "Up", arranged for 3 oboes (2 intermediate, 1 easier) and 2 bassoons.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBB001c: 3 Oboes, 2 Bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-6  
Duration: 1'12

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WBB003a Bernstein: The Great Escape March 

*NEW* A big fun arrangement for massed double reeds with optional snare drum of Elmer Bernstein's famous film tune. As well as being thoroughly enjoyable to play and listen to, this piece gives a good opportunity for players to learn about playing in 2/2, and to experiment with their trill fingerings.
(Arr. M.Orriss)


WBB003a Band 5+ Obs, 2+ Bsns, Opt. Cbsn, # *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-7
Duration: 3'18

Please note: Not available in JAPAN for copyright reasons

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WBB004 Bart: Oliver! Suite 

*NEW* Three songs from the 1968 hit musical. In "Pick a Pocket or Two" the tune creeps furtively throughout the ensemble, "Where is Love?" is a plaintive oboe solo, and "Food, Glorious Food" begins with some musical foot-stomping, followed by a slow yearning section, which leads to a rousing finale.
(Arr. A.Cooper)

WBB004 Double Reed Ensemble
: 3 obs, 3 bsns,opt.cbsn,opt.mini-bsn,opt. t'roon, opt. swannee whistle. *LISTEN*
Grading: 1-6
Duration: 7'11

£11.99
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WBB006a Beethoven: Turkish March, Op.113 

This rousing march from Beethoven's 'The Ruins of Athens' is scored for anything from 3 to 300 players of mixed abilities. With optional parts for cor anglais, contrabassoon, screamer oboe (like a screamer trumpet!) and percussion, it's the ultimate flexible arrangement for massed double-reeds! Oboe 1 and 2 parts without grace notes, and parts for mini-bassoon and tenoroon are also included.
(arr. A. Cooper)

* Parts also available for Piccoloboe, Oboe d'Amore and Bass Oboe - please email for details*

WBB006a: Double Reed Band *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-9
Duration: 2'00  

£16.99
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WBB006b/c Beethoven: Turkish March, Op.113 

WBB006: Smaller versions of Beethoven March from 'The Ruins of Athens', scored for 2 oboes and bassoon with additional easier parts for an oboe and bassoon, and the optional percussion.
(arr. A. Cooper)


WBB006b:
2 or more Oboes, 1 or more bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-6 (with grace notes)
WBB006c: 2 or more Oboes, 1 or more bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-5 (no grace notes)
Duration: 2'00 
Scoring: 

£10.99
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WBB007 Berlin: White Christmas 

*NEW* This arrangement of White Christmas has hidden carols in the inner parts for the audience to spot, and comes in three versions. The oboe parts remain the same for each version (about grade 2-3), with an equally graded bassoon, or a jazzier bass part for a more advanced player or teacher.
(arr. A. Cooper)


WBB007a
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3 easy/intermediate oboes and intermediate/advanced bassoon. *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-4
WBB007b: 3 easy/intermediate oboes and easy/intermediate bassoon. *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-3

Duration: 1'26


Please note: Not available in North America for copyright reasons.

£9.99
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WBB007d Berlin: White Christmas 

*NEW FOR BASSOON QUARTET*

A jaunty rendition of the seasonal favourite with snippets of well-known carols in the lower parts. For 4 bassoons of grade 2/3 level, with an optional jazzier 4th part for a more advanced student or teacher to play.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBB007d:
4 Bsns *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-5
Duration: 1'26

Please note: Not available in North America for copyright reasons.

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WBB008a Bernstein, E.: The Magnificent Seven 

Elmer Bernstein's wonderful theme music for the epic Western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, arranged for a mixed ability posse of Oboes, Cor Anglais and Bassoons and Contra. Mini bassoon and tenoroon parts included.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBB008a : 4+ Obs, CA, 3+ Bsns, Cbsn *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-7
Duration: 4'21

Watch the full length video version here

£18.49
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WBB008b Bernstein: The Magnificent Seven 

*NEW* Elmer Bernstein's wonderful theme music for the epic Western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, arranged for a mixed ability posse of Oboes, Cor Anglais and Bassoons. Score and parts.
(Arr. A.Cooper)

WBB008b Double Reed Septet: 3 Obs, CA, 3 Bsns, opt. perc. *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-7
Duration: 4.21

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WBC002 Coates: The Dambusters March 

*NEW* Eric Coates disliked writing film music (and did not provide the score for the film itself) but had just completed this march and agreed to let the producers of The Dam Busters use it. In
this arrangement for double reeds the iconic theme and soaring countermelodies are passed between all players and the optional percussion of triangle and cymbals add a touch of sparkle and grandeur to the proceedings.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBC002 Double Reed Ensemble: 4 Obs, Ob 5/CA, 3 Bsns, Perc. (opt.) *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-7
Duration: 3'50

Please note: this piece is available in Europe only for copyright reasons

£15.49
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WBD001 Delius: To be Sung of a Summer Night... 

 Written in 1917, these two songs, 'To be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water' were originally for wordless chorus, but work beautifully, in a slightly more robust way, for double reeds. The first is a tender plaintive melody, while the second has a jolly theme, reminiscent of 'Do you know the muffin man'!
(arr. A. Cooper)


WBD001:
 
4 Oboes, 2 Cors Anglais, 2 Bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 6-8
Duration: 3'30

Classic of the month
£18.49
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WBD003 Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Opus 46 No. 8 

*NEW* Dvorak's famous G minor Slavonic Dance, from the first set which brought him to prominence in 1878 is arranged here for massed double reeds with optional percussion. The lively melodies race around the ensemble with plenty of action for all players.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBD003 Double Reed Band: 3 Obs, Ob. 4 (opt.) CA, 3 Bsns, Cbsn (opt.) Mini-bsn (opt.) T'roon (opt.) Perc.(opt.)
*LISTEN*
Grading 2-8
Duration: 4'30

£16.99


WBD004 Debussy: Menuet from Petite Suite 

*NEW* The third movement of Debussy's Petite Suite for piano duet is reworked here for advanced double  reeds. This arrangement was inspired by the orchestral version which starts with the two oboes' plaintive call. The fluid lines are passed between all four players and the piece is a delicate courtly dance full of light and shade.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBD004 Double Reed Quartet: 2 Obs, CA, Bsn.          *LISTEN*

Grading: 3'00
Duration: 3'00

£12.49
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WBG004 Gershwin/Donaldson: Rialto Ripples 

A charming early work by Gershwin assisted by Will Donaldson for 2 oboes, cor anglais and 2 bassoons. Would suit massed double reeds.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBG004 : 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais, 2 Bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 6-8
Duration: 3'21

£14.49
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WBG005 Grieg: Wedding Day At Troldhaugen 

*NEW* One of his many Lyric Pieces, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen was written to celebrate Grieg and his wife Nina's silver wedding anniversary. Troldhaugen was the name of Grieg's house. The joyous outer sections depict the wellwishers' congratulations, while the middle section is more subdued and romantic. A great showpiece for double reed quartet with plenty to do for all the players.
(Arr. A.Cooper)

WBG005 2 Obs, CA, Bsn *LISTEN*
Grading: 7
Duration: 5'15

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WBG007 Gershwin: Walking The Dog (Promenade) 

*NEW* Gershwin's incidental music from Shall We Dance depicts taking a dog for a walk around a luxury liner. It features a great jazzy, high solo for Bassoon 1 and will test the lower instruments' ability to blend their sound on the accompanying chords.
(arr. A. Pugh)

WBG007 Bassoon Quartet: 4 Bsns.  *LISTEN*
Grading: 3-8
Duration: 2'18  
           

£10.99
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WBH001b Hill/Trad: Happy Birthday/Jolly Gd Fellow 

*NEW* An essential item for every ensemble! A tiny fanfare introduces the sing-along "Happy Birthday", leading into a quick rendition of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow". Perfect for all those events where somone sidles up to ask if you can play it!!
(Arr. Alfie Pugh)

WBH001b Bassoon Quartet:  4 Bsns   *LISTEN*
Grading 5+
Duration: 0'47

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WBH002 Handel: Lascia ch'Io Pianga 

Handel's beautiful soprano aria from his opera of 1711 Rinaldo, which translated means "Leave me to weep over my cruel fate". The first oboe carries the plaintive melody and while some ornamentation has been given, there is plenty of scope for both oboes to add their own, The bassoon provides a restrained bass line. Score and parts

WBH002:  2 Oboes and Bassoon *LISTEN*
Grading: 6  
Duration: 3'00

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WBH003a Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks 

*NEW* Handel composed the Music for the Royal Fireworks to accompany a lavish firework display in London's Green Park in April 1749, to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession. It was originally scored for a huge wind band, with string parts added later. The movements here are La Rejouissance (Merry-making) and the Menuets. La Rejouissance may be played through any number of times with different dynamics/numbers of players as it would have been in Handel's day. Mini-bassoon and tenoroon parts are included, and easy parts for all instruments are also provided.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBH003a Double Reed Ensemble: 4 Obs, 2 Bsns. Opt Mini-bsns, Opt T'roons. *LISTEN*
Grading 1-6
Duration 4'00

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WBK001 Kennedy/Carr: Hometown 

*NEW* A lovely soft-shoe-shuffle ditty from the last days of the music hall era, 'Hometown' was made famous in the 1940s by comedy duo and members of the 'Crazy Gang', Flanagan and Allen. Always a popular sing-along number at the Senior Citizen coffee morning!
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBK001 Trio: 2 oboes, bassoon *LISTEN*
Grading: 7
Duration: 2'48

Please note: Available only in Europe for copyright reasons. 

£12.49
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WBL001b Loesser: The Ugly Duckling 

Made famous by Danny Kaye in the film of Hans Christian Andersen, this timeless classic arranged for oboes, cor anglais or bassoon, and duck calls (or spare reeds!) has lots of dramatic potential. Great fun for all the players (intermediate with slightly easier oboe 3 & 4 parts).
(arr. A. Cooper)


WBL001b:
 4 Oboes and Bassoon *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-5
Duration: 2'50

Please note: Available only in the UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand for copyright reasons.

£14.49
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WBL003 Duke: Taking a Chance on Love 

*NEW* A new take on the 1940s jazz standard by Duke, Fetter and Latouche, with a jumping bass line for the bassoon and a whirling waltz section in the middle - great fun for everyone!
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBL003 Trio: 2 oboes, bassoon *LISTEN*
Grading: 9
Duration: 2'24


Please note: Not available in USA or Japan for copyright reasons

£12.49
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WBP001a Purcell: Fear No Danger 

This lively chorus from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas makes an ideal short concert piece for beginner double reeds. Versions for oboes and bassoon or 4 oboes.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBP001a
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 3 Oboes and bassoon/ mini-bassoon/ tenoroon
  *LISTEN*
Grading: 1-3
Duration: 1'12 

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WBP002 Purcell: Three Pieces from Dido and Aeneas 

Three jolly extracts from Purcell's wonderful opera: "Fear No Danger", The Sailors' Dance and "To The Hills And The Vales". This would be perfect for massed double reeds or single players, with 2 grade 3/4 oboe parts and a less challenging third oboe part, and bassoon (with tenoroon and minibassoon parts supplied).
(arr. A. Cooper)


WBP002:
 
3+oboes, 1+ bassoon *LISTEN*
Grading: 1-4
Duration: 3'30

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WBP003 Pierpont: Jingle Bells 

*NEW* An energetic and entertaining version of the classic Christmas tune full of festive cheer and sparkle; an ideal encore for a Christmas concert!
(Arr. Alfie Pugh)

WBP003 Bassoon Quartet:   4 Bsns      *LISTEN*
Grading: 6-8
Duration 2'07

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WBP005 Pugh: The Mountain Shepherdess 

*NEW* This piece is based around a lilting minor melody, which depicts a young shepherdess in the mountains. The melody is set against harmonies that emphasise the dramatic scenery. At the end, we hear other shepherds calling to each other from across the mountains.
(Arr. Alfie Pugh)

WBP005 Double Reed Quintet: 2 Obs, CA, 2 Bsns  *LISTEN*
Grading 6-8
Duration: 2'30

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WBQ010 Queen: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy 

Freddie Mercury's jazzy classic, arranged for 3 oboes, cor anglais and 2 bassoons, the 1st oboe getting the role of epic guitarist Brian May. A real showstopper! Also available as an oboe trio (see Mallard Music page).
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBQ010: 3 Oboes, Cor Anglais, 2 Bassoons *LISTEN*
Grading: 7-9
Duration: 2' 34


Please note:
Available in North America and Europe only for copyright reasons
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WBS002 Sedaka: (Is This The Way To) Amarillo 

A really fun piece for massed double reeds! Tony Christie's 1971 hit was introduced to a new generation in 2005 when it was used to raise money for Comic Relief with a video featuring Peter Kay and many other celebrities(including Tony Christie). This arrangement has parts for all levels of players.

WBS002:
 
Double Reed Ensemble: 4+ Obs, CA, 3+ Bsns, Optional Cbsn. Includes Tenoroon and Mini-bassoon parts. *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-5
Duration: 3'08

Please note:
Available in Europe only for copyright reasons
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WBS003 Shostakovich: Waltz No2 

*NEW* This is the 2nd waltz from the 2nd Jazz Suite. It is now also known as the Suite for Variety Orchestra, after a piano score of the real 2nd Jazz Suite which was lost in World War II was rediscovered in 1999. The waltz was used by Stanley Kubrick in the film Eyes Wide Shut and has a famously lugubrious theme. A great showpiece for mixed-ability double reeds, with an optional bass oboe part.
(Arr A.Cooper)

WBS003 Double Reed Band: 4+ obs,2 CAs,opt. b.ob, 4+bsn, cbsn, opt tenoroon,opt. mini-bsn *LISTEN*
Grading: 1-8
Duration: 3'40

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WBS004 Saint-Saens: Romance Op. 36 

*NEW* In this arrangement of Saint-Saens' charming piece for solo horn, the cor anglais is featured, with lilting accompaniment from the other players.

WBS004: Double Reed Ensemble: 2 Obs, CA, 2 Bsns.     *LISTEN*
Grading: 6+
Duration: 2'40


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WBSH005 Sherman: Feed The Birds 

*NEW* A timeless classic from Mary Poppins. This gorgeous arrangment respects the simplicity and charm of the original song. Although we have given it an intermediate grading, this would also be a beautifully calm moment in an advanced ensemble concert.
Arr. Alfie Pugh

WBSH005 Quartet: 2 Obs, CA, Bsn.   *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-6
Duration: 3'40

Please note: Available in Europe only for copyright reasons.

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WBT003 Trad: Little Brown Jug 

A fun set of variations on the old standard, to introduce inexperienced players to the joys of ensemble playing in versions for oboes and bassoon or cor anglais. Parts for mini-bassoon and tenoroon included.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBT003:  3+ Oboes, 1+ Bassoon (tenoroon and mini-bassoon parts included) *LISTEN*
WBT003a
3+ Oboes, 1+ Cor Anglais *LISTEN*
Grading: 1-2
Duration: 1'23

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WBT005 Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Cygnets 

A slightly easier version of the famous dance from Swan Lake, with simplified rhythms and a choice of bassoon or cor anglais part (we'll send you both!). The original version can be found on the Mallard Music page. Mini-bassoon/ tenoroon parts are also included.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBT005: 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais/Bassoon *LISTEN*
Grading: 4
Duration: 1'31

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WBT005a Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Cygnets 

*NEW FOR BASSOON TRIO*

*NEW* The famous dance from 'Swan Lake', with slightly simplified rhythms in the main theme and lots to do for all three players.
(arr. A. Cooper)


WBT005a:
 
3 Bsns *LISTEN*
Grading: 4-5
Duration:1'31 

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WBX001b 20 Christmas Carols 

*NEW* This is a selection of 20 of the most popular Christmas Carols, arranged for bassoon quartet in a variety of keys; some with traditional harmonies, some more unusual. Perfect for busking on wintery evenings around the Christmas market!
(Arr. Alfie Pugh)

1. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
2. Away In A Manger
3. Deck The Hall
4. Ding Dong Merrily
5. The First Nowell
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

7. Good King Wenceslas
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. In The Bleak Mid Winter
10. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
11. Joy To The World
12. O Come, All Ye Faithful
13. O Come, O Come Emanuel
14. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
15. Once In Royal David's City
16. Silent Night
17. We Three Kings
18. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
19. What Child Is This?
20. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks


WBX001b
Bassoon Quartet: 4 bsns *LISTEN*
Grading: 2-6
Duration: various

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WBX002 Hopkins: We Three Kings 

A gentle arrangement of this favourite carol for beginner double reeds, with a descant for a more confident oboist to play the 2nd time through.
(arr. A. Cooper)

WBX002:
 
2 or more Oboes and Bassoon
*LISTEN*
Grading: 1-2  
Duration: 1'55

£9.99
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