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

Composer
Mussorgsky
Year of composition
1874
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Woodwind choir
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The final movement of "Pictures at an Exhibition" is carefully arranged here for saxophone ensemble, including optional percussion as well. The powerful harmonies work very well on saxes and the percussion provides extra colour. Whilst not easy to play, the piece is certainly performable with some practice.

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