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The Great Gate of Kiev from ’Pictures’ - brass ensemble

Composer
Mussorgsky
Year of composition
1874
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Brass choir
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The Great Gate of Kiev is the famous finale to Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition" and it translates very well for brass and percussion. Whilst this arrangement is not easy to play, it has been performed successfully on a number of occasions and is an excellent finisher to a programme. Piccolo trumpet in B flat is required, and the large percussion section (optional) certainly adds greatly to the piece.

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