Unisons

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3 (Philharmonia/Yu
IMP 30366 00012)
MI 11 before I:
Cor anglais and bassoon in unison, answered by three flutes.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 188-190:
Two high clarinets in unison.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M1 bb. 274-278:

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes 2: Fetes (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 101)
Fig. 1:
Flutes and oboe in unison.

Octaves

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony 3 (Philharmonia/Yu
IMP 30366 00012)
MII 3 before R:
Flute, clarinet and bassoon in octaves.

Jean Sibelius: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SMK 66234)
Molto moderato 2 before C:
Flutes, oboes and clarinets in octaves.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 223-225:
Clarinets and high bassoon in octaves.

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 9:
Oboes and clarinets in octaves.

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-cornered Hat): Farruca (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
Fig. 7:
Flute and bassoon melody in double octaves.

Claude Debussy: La Mer (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 1011)
III Fig. 46:
Cor anglais, oboe and bassoon in octaves.

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Muti
EMI CZS 7 67314 2)
MI:
Clarinet and bassoon in octaves.

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Muti
EMI CZS 7 67314 2)
MIV:
Flute, oboe and clarinet tune in octaves.

Chordal

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M5 b.415-422:
Horn pedals, with delicate chords in flutes and clarinets, and a strong phrase in the double reeds.

Edward Elgar: Symphony 1 (Philharmonia/Haitink
EMI CDC 7 47673 2)
Fig. 21:
Woodwind in thirds and sixths.

Edward Elgar: Symphony 1 (Philharmonia/Haitink
EMI CDC 7 47673 2)
Fig. 111:
Clarinets and flutes in thirds, accompanying.

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 9:
Woodwind in triads.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony 7 (Philharmonia/Klemperer
EMI 7 63354 2)
MI bb. 23-28:
Typical chordal woodwind writing.

Passagework

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
MI b63-65:
A typical woodwind passage, with oboe tune and horn joining in.

Jean Sibelius: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SMK 66234)
Molto moderato 4 before A:
Horns 2 and 4 and bassoons descend, oboe and clarinets alternate ascending figures, with flutes taking over towards the end of the excerpt.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M5 b.605-622:
A decorated melody for flute, oboe and clarinet, with occasional horn.

Ludwig van Beethovern: Symphony 7 (Philharmonia/Klemperer
EMI 7 63354 2)
MII bb. 255-270:
Flutes with oboe, passing to oboe and clarinets, passing to bassoons with horns.

Tuttis

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Figs 8-9:
Woodwind tutti.

Edward Elgar: Symphony 1 (Philharmonia/Haitink
EMI CDC 7 47673 2)
Figs. 22-23:
Passing phrases around the woodwind.

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