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Symphonie Fantastique for Trombone Quartet (arr. Phil Thrift) Digital Sheet Music
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Symphonie Fantastique for Trombone Quartet (arr. Phil Thrift)by Hector Berlioz Brass Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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This trombone quartet arrangement of Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique contains all the well-known themes of the full orchestral symphony. The beginning is identical with the original, but then proceeds immediately to the March to the Scaffold of the fourth movement. The famous idée fixe of the symphony is first heard at measure 72, and this is followed by other themes from the first movement. The adagio at measure 164 re-creates the pastoral duet of the symphonys third movement. As indicated on the charts, the first trombone should play this section offstage (as for the oboist in the original), while the others remain on stage. If this is not possible, then the first trombone should play this section muted. This very reflective interlude is followed by my personal favorite, the wondrously jolly waltz from the symphonys second movement. This is followed by the Witches Round Dance, a sort of fugue, which leads to the dies irae played in four octaves here, with a high Eflat to test your first trombonist! The idée fixe is stated once again before the arrangement concludes in the same way as the original symphony.
This is a light-hearted arrangement that is not intended to re-create exactly the grandeur of the original with its huge orchestral forces. Lasting up to 8 min 50 sec, depending on how fast you take some sections, this piece will require some stamina, but every player does get a break and the lead shifts between all four trombones.
If youre not familiar with the full orchestral version, then I suggest you listen to it before attempting this arrangement.
Alternative tenor clef parts are included for the tenor trombones.






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