The Frishy


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This is another of my ensemble arrangements for a variable group of instruments. Although scored here for Flute 1, Flute 2 / Descant Recorder, Clarinet in C / Clarinet in Bb, Violin, Accordion / Piano / Guitar and Bass, the ultimate instrumentation can depend on availability.  Minimum requirements are the melody (always present in the Accordion line) and some rhythmic accompaniment, best achieved by using the chord indications also to be found in the Accordion line. Other instrumental lines can be interchangeable, albeit the pitch range must be accommodated.

It is located within the ‘Folk Band’ category, as it was played by such a group at my last school. It is a lively Jig and the tunes are designed with dancing in mind. It is, therefore, to be enjoyed and played with a sense of ‘lift’. Repeats are denoted as ‘Optional’, with the occasion being fundamental. It is also suitable for general Ensemble work and for submission as a GCSE Ensemble performance, ensuring that rules regarding ‘doubling’ are observed.