“You mentioned most important things that a band leader will look for. A band conductor should know exactly what kind of sound he wants from his ensemble. Mainly that is caused by the level of the band and its available instrumentation. A dark and warm sound would be always my personal aim, perfectly in tune. The low brass/woodwinds have a determinant role on it.
Well, that is more of a practical aspect. Definitely, it is an important part to play chorales. Easy chorales that are in the same key with after played music! The band players should understand their role in the main chords. In a choral, the main melody must be led (highlighted). While in fermata chords the priority should be given to low voices.”
Quote by Sergei Boulon, music director at LEBAM, artist director of the Lebanese Higher conservatory big-band, and Tuba player at Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.
Warm-up Chorale for orchestra is a collection of nine chorales taken from famous classical music pieces as symphonies, preludes, strings quartets by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Schubert… to be used as a warm-up, intonation, articulations… exercises for your music ensemble, suitable for any level and any kind of ensemble from a quartet to the full symphony.
The product includes the following parts
Woodwinds quartet (include piccolo/ Flute/ Oboe/ Cor Anglais/ Clarinet in Eb/ Clarinet in Bb/ Clarinet in A/ Bass Clarinet in Bb/Bassoon)
Saxophones quartet (include Soprano Saxophone/ Alto Saxophone/ Tenor Saxophone/ Baritone Saxophone)
Recorders quartet (include Soprano Recorder/ Alto Recorder/ Tenor Recorder/ Bass Recorder)
Brass quartet (include Horn in F/ Trumpet in D/ Trumpet in C/ Trumpet in Bb/ Trombone/ Bass Trombone/ Euphonium/ Tuba)
SATB choir (include Soprano/ Alto/ Tenor/ Bass)
Strings quartet (include Violin 1/ Violin 2/ Viola/ Cello/ Contra-bass)