Bohemian Rhapsody
by Queen
Jazz Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Jazz Ensemble Jazz Ensemble - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.862693

By Queen. By Freddie Mercury and Frederick Mercury. Arranged by Michael Bomier. Rock. Score and parts. 68 pages. Michael Butkus-Bomier #3926193. Published by Michael Butkus-Bomier (A0.862693).

Bohemian Rhapsody, the Song of the Moment, the Film of the year, and the piece everyone wants to try and play!
Here is a setting for a standard jazz ensemble with ONE main Idea: Let's NOT make this a guitar piece, but a Horn Piece. So, we have all the same structures as the original recording, right down to the time changes, and the shift from slow to fast and back again. The saxes are given the solo vocal line harmonized as a typical sax soli.
The brass take Queen's vocal overdubs and operatic elements, and are given a jazz rather than a pop harmonic setting, with some extended and altered harmony, rather than just the triads and 7th chords of the Queen vocal.
Sax ranges go to the top of the horn for lead alto, and go to a concert Ab just above the staff for the lead trpt. Trombone goes to a high Bb in the lead solo. First ending should appear at ms. 29 to the repeat. 2nd ending at ms. 35
The guitar solos are given to either the piano, in octaves, or the brass, so that a guitar player is an option here, not a necessity. Revised version here, with ending placement errors all fixed up! 
This is NOT a jazz chart in the improvisational sense: it is a pop song set for a jazz ensemble. Our audio clip shows the opening trombone solo with the piano accomp, into the main vocal line harmonized with saxes.
The score precedes the parts in the PDF file, with coverpage and a blank page, so print double-sided until pg. 27.
Parts begin at pg. 28 and should be printed single-sided. MBB

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