2nd Soprano Saxophone part from Pictures at an Exhibition (for Saxophone Ensemble)

Composer
Modest Mussorgsky
Duration
17 minutes
Genre
Classical music

Arranged for Equinox Saxophone Ensemble in 2007 (www.equinoxsax.org.uk), ’Pictures at an Exhibition’ employs a full batalion of saxophones - in fact, ALL of Adolphe Sax’s original Eb and Bb saxophones (except the subcontrabass that was never made).

This huge work, with its many recognisable and picturesque themes, was originally for piano and sums around 30 minutes of music. Movements have been selected and editted to produce a shorter set of 15 minutes, comprising ’The Gnome’, ’The Old Castle’, ’The Tuilieres’, ’Bydlo’, ’Catacombes: Sepulcrum Romanum’, ’The Great Gate of Kiev’ and three appearances of the Promenade interludes. Individual movements will hopefully be available on Sibeliusmusic soon as well.

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