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The Lone Ar-ranger! was the first-ever piece I uploaded to SibeliusMusic,com, which was the original self-publishing platform, before being replaced by ScoreExchange.com.
Over the years it has thankfully proved very popular, and has appeared in many different scorings. Occasionally these have been something I wanted to add, but more often following an email request from someone on the lookout for a bespoke version.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by a woodwind specialist living not that far from where I am, and they asked whether I had planned to produce a version of The Lone Ar-ranger!, and perhaps a few of my other popular scores, for *Wind Octet.
While I'd numerous version for various instrumental 'choirs' and combos, I'd never considered a wind octet, even though it a well-established form in its own right.
Therefore, I've just produced The Lone Ar-ranger! for Wind Octet - using arguably the most popular pairings of instruments - 2 Oboes - 2 Clarinets - 2 Horns - 2 Bassoons - and will see how it goes, before possibly working on a few other pieces.
The four instruments aren't cast in stone, so anyone wanting a slightly different working layout, need only email.
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.
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