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Heinrich Isaac Innsbruck, ich muß dich lassen (for flexible Wind Quartet)

A chanson in four parts from the Renaissance...

As with a fair few pieces from the Renaissance, the provenance of the melody of this piece is not clear. Some believe it is by Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 – 1517) himself, others that it is from another source. What is known, however, is that Isaac published his four-part vocal setting of the tune, of which this is an arrangement. The song itself is a farewell to the (unknown) lyricist's home city of Innsbruck, in Tirol, Austria.

Parts are provided for a seemingly bizarre array of instruments. The assumption is that it can be used for most ensembles found in educational circles, for example: flute group, sax group, clarinet group and so on, or a judiciously-chosen mixed quartet.


Flexible Wind/Brass Ensemble in 4 parts, available for the following instruments…

Part 1 Flute, Descant Recorder, Treble Recorder, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Soprano Sax in Bb,

               Trumpet in Bb, Cornet in Bb

Part 2 Alto Flute in G, Tenor Recorder, Oboe, Cor anglais in F, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Clarinet in Eb,

               Soprano Sax in Bb, Alto Sax in Eb, Trumpet in Bb, Cornet in Bb, Tenor Horn in Eb

Part 3 Alto Flute in G, Cor anglais in F, Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Soprano Sax in Bb,

               Alto Sax in Eb, Tenor Sax in Bb, Trumpet in Bb, Cornet in Bb, Horn in F, Tenor Horn in Eb,

               Baritone Horn in Bb, Euphonium in Bb, Trombone (treble clef in Bb)

Part 4 Bass Flute in C, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Tenor Sax in Bb, Baritone Sax in Eb, Bassoon,

              (Tenor/Bass) Trombone (bass clef at concert pitch), Trombone (treble clef in Bb), Baritone Horn in Bb,

               Euphonium in Bb, Tuba (bass clef at concert pitch), Tuba (Bass in Eb), Tuba (Bass in BBb)

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