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BRASS BAND - Baritone Solo - Premiere Rhapsodie

Claude Debussy
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
8 minutes
Modern classical music
Brass band
Instrumental parts
Not available

When asked to arrange a solo for Bb baritone, I had to think carefully about suitability. Listening to a lot of different material, I returned to Debussy's well known Rhapsody for clarinet. It's now 100 years since the composer orchestrated this ditty. With a few adjustments for pitch, I began scoring first from the piano part, then added material from the orchestral score. Not easy to play, but a worthwhile challenge for a competant player. My first arrangement of 2011.

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