Pictures at an Exhibition 7. Limoges - The Market

Modeste Mussorgsky Arr. Erik Cole
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This is a transcription of the complete Pictures at an Exhibition for double reed choir. It is all in the original keys and based on the well-known Ravel orchestration, which is quite difficult. As a result, this arrangement is even more challenging. It is designed with at least 2 players per part in mind, and all of the oboe and bassoon parts are divisi throughout. The attached MP3 recordings are multi-track recordings of me playing all the parts. This was, by far, the most daunting recording I have put together for any of my arrangements, and I apologize for any minor imperfections in timing or pitch. In many places, this really stretched the limits of what I am capable of on bassoon.

This is easily the most technically challenging of the movements, though I didn’t wind up having to add much more in difficulty over what Ravel already wrote in his orchestration.

Score ID
Modeste Mussorgsky Arr. Erik Cole
Year of arrangement
Difficult (Grades 7+)
1 minute
Double reed ensemble
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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