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Piano accompaniment backing tracks

Hurlstone: Four Characteristic Pieces


Price:  9.00 / ($11.07 / €10.53 )

Hurlstone: Four Characteristic Pieces
Includes accompaniments for:

1. Ballade
1. Ballade (practice)
2. Croon Song
3. Intermezzo
4. Scherzo
4. Scherzo (practice)



William Hurlstone wrote his four Characteristic Pieces in 1899. The Ballade is the most substantial of the four, written in a rich Romantic style, while the Croon Song brings out the clarinet's melodic qualities. The Intermezzo and Scherzo are lighter in tone, and quite virtuosic in places.


These piano accompaniment tracks help make practising more effective and enjoyable! They are recorded by a professional accompanist and can help you keep in tune and in time, as you listen to the piano part for this work. Many customers have found them a cost-effective alternative to hiring a pianist in the early stages of learning a new piece, whether that be for an exam, recital, audition or simply for fun!

Please scroll down for samples and details of each movement.



Other short works for clarinet


1. Ballade

Price:  4.00 / ($4.92 / €4.68 )

Includes accompaniments for:
✓ Performance version

Practice version (optional)



Audio sample:

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Bars 3-6: click-beats used to indicate start of each of these bars where piano is silent


1. Ballade (practice)

Price:  3.50 / ($4.31 / €4.10 )


Note: This practice version is included for free when the movement above is purchased




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2. Croon Song

Price:  3.50 / ($4.31 / €4.10 )

Includes accompaniments for:
✓ Performance version


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3. Intermezzo

Price:  3.50 / ($4.31 / €4.10 )

Includes accompaniments for:
✓ Performance version


Audio sample:

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2 click-beats at beginning to set pulse

D.C. al fine included


4. Scherzo

Price:  3.50 / ($4.31 / €4.10 )

Includes accompaniments for:
✓ Performance version

Practice version (optional)



Audio sample:

Please click here to see if this track contains clicks/cuts/repeats

2 click-beats at beginning to set pulse


4. Scherzo (practice)

Price:  3.00 / ($3.69 / €3.51 )


Note: This practice version is included for free when the movement above is purchased




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