Familiar

Jean Sibelius: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SMK 66234)
Molto moderato 16 before C:
Flutes and oboes prominent over strings and horns.

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

Claude Debussy: Nocturnes 1: Nuages (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 101)
Opening:
Clarinets and bassoons, leading to a cor anglais solo.

Claude Debussy: Prélude a l'après-midi d'un faune (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 101)
bb. 90-93:
The cor anglais leads a woodwind passage, with harp and strings accompanying.

Unusual

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
4 bars after Fig. 6:
Two bass clarinets, alto flute and cor anglais together.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Figs 9-10:
Oboe, alto flute and Eb clarinet together.

Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK45796)
Fig. 87:
Wind harmonics (with string harmonics too).

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 95-99:
Clarinets and high bassoon, with piano and trumpet.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 143-145:
Cor anglais and contrabassoon melody, accompanied by flute and harp.

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

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