As we mourn the passing of Eric Varner, owner of TrevCo Varner Music, we want to assure everyone that the business will continue and all orders will be processed and sent out as usual. Emails and phone calls will be returned as quickly as possible.

Click image above to zoom

Click any image above to view larger

Sextet #1 in Eb Major (Score & Parts)-2CL/2HN/2BSN

Composer: Castil-Blaze, Francois Henri Joseph

Publisher: Musica Rara (Germany)

Edition: 1280


Sextet #1 in Eb Major
for two clarinets, two horns, and two bassoons
by Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze (1784-1857)- French musicologist, music critic, composer, and music editor
I. Allegro
II. Scherzo- Risoluto
III. Adagio
IV. Bolero- Allegro brilliante
Edited by Roger Hellyer. The clarinets are in Bb, the horns are in Eb. This is a very late work in its genre, probably being published in 1832. In spite of this, the music basically keeps to classical conventions: the horn parts, for example, are still limited to what was possible on a natural horn which even so leaves much scope for florid writing. There are two dance movements, the second and fourth. The sonata form of the first movement is curtailed by a development section employing first subject material which then leads directly to the second subject via a bridge passage similar to that in the exposition.