Wind & Brass

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
MI b63-65:
Woodwind with horn. The horn fills in a countermelody with the bassoons. Horns frequently combine with woodwind in this way.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Fig. 121:
Chords in horns and woodwind.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 132-134:
Horn with bassoons.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Venus (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
Opening:
Solo horn, with flutes and oboes in close harmony.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Uranus (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
I:
Brass and woodwind, staccato in triads.

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 5:
Trumpet and flute in octaves.

Claude Debussy: La Mer (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 1011)
I 3bb. before Fig. 1:
Trumpet with cor anglais in unsion.

Wind & Others

Magnus Lindberg: Fresco (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony Classical SK 89810)
bb. 253-259:
Woodwind with piano and harp.

Claude Debussy: Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 101)
bb. 79-83:
Flute and harp (with strings).

Wind & Strings

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3 (Philharmonia/Yu
IMP 30366 00012)
MI letter N:
Melody in unison low woodwind. String accompaniment in unison.

Jean Sibelius: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SMK 66234)
Molto moderato 5 after H:
Unusual scoring for accompanying chords: double basses pizz with bassoons and flutes.

Jean Sibelius: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SMK 66234)
Allegro molto 20 after C:
Strings with staccato rapid articulations and coloured wiith woodwind.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Fig. 83:
Solo violin (playing harmonics) and alto flute melody, two octaves apart. Accompanied by 4 oboes and other strings.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Mars (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
4 after VI:
Cellos, basses and bassoons in octaves.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Venus (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
8 before III:
Violins in octaves, accompanied by flutes, clarinets and cor anglais.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Venus (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
3 after V:
Muted violins with flute.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
MI b96-104:
Oboes, clarinet and violins in unison, with cellos an octave lower.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M3 b.39-47:
Violas and clarinets.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M3 b.308-328:
Pizzicato strings with bassoon.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M5 b.253-264:
Imitation and running motion in the strings, with oboe and clarinet melody in octaves.

Edward Elgar: Symphony 1 (Philharmonia/Haitink
EMI CDC 7 47673 2)
opening:
Melody in violas, flutes, clarinets and bassoons in octaves.

Edward Elgar: Symphony 1 (Philharmonia/Haitink
EMI CDC 7 47673 2)
IV:
Bass clarinet, bassoon and muted strings.

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 12:
Violin 1 with upper woodwinds in octaves.

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-cornered Hat): Farruca (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
Fig. 5:
Low strings measured tremolos with low woodwind double tonguing.

Magnus Lindberg: Cantigas (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony Classical SK 89810)
bb. 316-328:
Strings with woodwind harmonics.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony 7 (Philharmonia/Klemperer
EMI 7 63354 2)
MI bb. 401-408:
Woodwind and horn pedal in octaves. Violins and low strings also in octaves.

Claude Debussy: Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 101)
bb. 55-62:
Wind in octaves, with string chords.

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Muti
EMI CZS 7 67314 2)
MIV:
Bassoons in thrids with strings pizzicato.

Brass & Strings

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3 (Philharmonia/Yu
IMP 30366 00012)
MIII 2 after O:
A low melody, begun by trombone 3 and tuba doubled by basses, contrabassoon and bass clarinet, then picked up by the other trombones doubled by violas.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 176-178:
Horn and 1st violin tune in unison.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Venus (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
5 before II:
Violins I and II unsion melody accompanied by by 4 horns.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Jupiter (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
Opening:
Tune in violas, cellos and 8 horns in unison. Violin accompaniment.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Jupiter (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
III:
Horns and strings in unison, brass accompanying.

Claude Debussy: Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 101)
bb. 106-107:
Two muted horns with the second violins.

Percussion & Strings

Magnus Lindberg: Cantigas (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony Classical SK 89810)
bb. 432-439:
Percussion with strings, featuring Chinese cymbal.

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