Holst's First Suite in E-flat is one of the most influential works in the concert band repertoire and consists of three contrasting movements (Chaconne, Intermezzo, March) all based on a singular motif. The optional percussion parts are taken directly from the manuscript and help add to the martial feel of the piece. A very exciting piece to perform and a delight for any audience.
- E-Flat Clarinet
- 5 B-Flat Clarinets
- Alto Clarinet/Basset Horn
- Bass Clarinet
- Contrabass Clarinet/Contralto/String Bass
- Percussion 1: Snare Drum, Triangle (one player)
- Percussion 2: Cymbals, Bass Drum, Tambourine (two players)