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Bohemian Rhapsody

By Rick Hirsch

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Big band (5/5/4/4 with optional flute and vibraphone)
Arranged by Rick Hirsch. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.BB4100).

Item Number: JL.BB4100

This is for real: Queen's magnum opus, in a jazz language, orchestrated for jazz ensemble. With a couple of jazz solos thrown in for good measure. This is the chart that your I-don't-get-jazz audiences have been waiting for, and they will not know what hit them. This is a meaty chart, and arranger Rick Hirsch guarantees that your students will want to work hard to play it. Featured soloists include trombone (ballad & jazz), another trombone (plunger mute notated), bari OR alto sax. You can substitute a flugel soloist for the trombone ballad. The rhythm sections parts are mostly notated. And the set includes optional parts for vibes and flute. Queen guitarist Brian May says: "Fascinating! Your description is is the original form, but translated into an idiom that is very different. I have heard hundreds of 'Bo Raps' by now, but none like this...the language is rich and daring, and sometimes quite abrasive to my ears (like rock music is, to many people!) - but it's entirely held my attention to the whole track!! (this rare!!! ha ha!) Well done, and thanks...".

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