Ideal for the concert programmer, these arrangements are of two much-loved classics and yet offer flexibility of instrumental line-up. After the first volume of Centrestage featuring Dvorak's Largo ('From New World' Symphony) and Mussorgski's Parade (Pictures at an Exhibition), now the most popular piece from Weill's 'Threepenny Opera' and from Bizet's 'Carmen' can be performed by chamber groups or, equally well, enlarged with more players to each part.
These straightforward arrangements allow the soloist a chance to shine and come with a helpful but optional piano accompaniment for rehearsal or for supporting the performance. Tailor-made as concert items, these pieces will familiarize young instrumentalists with standard musical repertoire and additionally encourage them to listen attentively. Most importantly, they will experience the pleasure of music making with others.