Music and Theatre

Opera Lives - a fascinating document of what it takes to be an opera singer, written and compiled by Linda Kitchen, with photographs by Nobby Clark.

Arrangements of classical, jazz, Big Band and traditional music for woodwind players, and some original compositions. All of the music is downloadable as printable PDF.

This includes clarinet quartets, ensembles of clarinets, flutes and saxophone, and some for larger ensembles including double reed instruments (bassoon and oboe).

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Opera Lives

By Linda Kitchen Illustrated by Nobby Clark


And where in the making of a performance is the identity of the singer themselves?

Linda Kitchen goes behind the scenes with prominent voices who have valuable insight about the world of opera, discussing what it means to be a performer, how they got into the profession and how who they are affects how they perform.

Illustrated with photos of the artists in places that lend meaning to their lives by renowned photographer Nobby Clark.

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O Mistress Mine (flute and clarinet quintet)

By (composer) William Byrd Arranged by (music) Carl Upsall

O magnum mysterium

By (composer) Morten Lauridsen Arranged by (music) Carl Upsall

Arrangement of Lauridsen's choral work for flute and clarinet choir (3 flutes,3 clarinets and bass clarinet).

Nursery Crimes (woodwind ensemble)

woodwind ensemble

By (composer) Carl Upsall

Nursery Crimes (flutes, clarinets, bass clarinets)

flutes and clarinets

By (composer) Carl Upsall