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The Little Ripper March (septets: 7 bassoons)

by David Stanhope (1988)

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Performance by Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble, Robert Hower from the CD Little ripper

This sample is of the Concert band version of this work

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Little ripper : wind band music / by David Stanhope.

Version: This product features the Concert band version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 386 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The Little Ripper March is my most popular composition, especially in the concert band version. The original version was for brass band, but there are other versions for orchestra, bassoon ensemble, trombone ensemble or solo piano.

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: 7 bassoons.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — high for 1st bassoon

The contrabassoon can be left out (cues in other parts).


Performances of this work

14 Jun 2023: at RBC Brass Band and Tredegar Band in concert (The Bradshaw Hall - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). Featuring Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Band, Tredegar Band.

1991: Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney. Featuring Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

1989: featuring Australian National Wind Orchestra, David Stanhope.

1988: Performed by Bondi Beach Brass band

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