Bb Bass part from Cantique de Jean Racine

5 minutes
Classical music

Arrangement for Brass band of this popular choral work by Gabriel Faure, a piece which amply demonstrates his characteristic, extraordinarily beautiful, use of harmony. The piece is straightforward in most parts except for the horns who need a degree of stamina, rather than dexterity, to carry through their constantly rolling triplets. It is their parts that have led me to rate this as a difficult piece.

The part of the organ is performed by the basses and the horns whilst the cornets, trombones and euphoniums take on the role of the choir.

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