Music Education Resources: Ensemble Skills

Cycle Pieces

These started off as ways of getting people to play together without having to learn complex parts.  I also started using grid notation because it's easy to understand and gives everybody a sense of where they fit in the whole piece, as well as making it easier to develop flexible performance versions of the pieces.

Click on the titles below to view or download the scores.  Versions for Bb instruments are included as they might be useful in schools where children are learning clarinet or trumpet under a Wider Opportunities programme.

CYCLE 1                                       CYCLE 1 for Bb instruments                                CYCLE 1: notes for teachers