SKU: FB111

"Poem", originally for flute and piano, composed by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920). This wind ensemble arrangement is designed to make this composition playable by most high school clarinetists and instrumentalists. Please note that the B-flat instruments are written with a key signature of 3 flats, not one of six sharps. This was done to keep the clarinets playing in a familiar key with ample accidentals to ease the reading of the parts. The bass clarinets and the bassoons play identical parts and can be substituted or augmented as desired. Though a minimum of two double bassists is ideal, an alternate part for tuba is also provided (also divisi).


  • Solo Flute
  • Clarinet 1 (divisi)
  • Clarinet 2 (divisi)
  • Clarinet 3 (divisi)
  • Bass Clarinet (divisi)
  • Bassoon (divisi)
  • 2 Horns (F)
  • Percussion 1: Gong, Tambourine
  • Percussion 2: Bass Drum, Snare Drum
  • Harp (or Piano)
  • Double Bass/Tuba (divisi)