Contrabass Recorder part from L’adieu des bergers (The Shepherds’ Farewell), arranged for recorder orchestra S,S,A,A,T,T,B,B,Gb,Cb

The Shepherds’ Farewell

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
3 minutes
Classical music

Arranged by Paul Burnell in 2012 for recorder orchestra S, S, A, A, T, T, B, B, GB, Cb.

The orginal key is E major, but in this arrangement it has been transposed up a semitone to F Major.

Performance tempos are often slower than the published metronome mark of 50 beats per minute.

L’enfance du Christ is an oratorio by the French composer Hector Berlioz first performed in 1854. ’L’adieu des bergers’ (The shepherds’ farewell) was written as an organ piece in 1850. In the oratorio it appears in Part Two and is probably the most well-known movement, often performed separately.

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