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Trois Sarabandes for 5 Trombones

By Erik Satie

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5-part Trombone ensemble - advanced
Composed by Erik Satie (1866-1925). Arranged by Ralph Sauer. French impressionist. Score and parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2483).

Item Number: CY.CC2483

Erik Saties Trois Sarabandes were composed in September 1887 and based on the poetry of J.P. Contamine de Latour (1867-1926). The second Sarabande is dedicated to Maurice Ravel. The Sarabande is a Renaissance dance in 3/4 time. Originally for the Piano, these three works are very slow, rich in harmony and dreamy in mood, making them excellent vehicles to show off the rich texture of the five-part Trombone ensemble.

The three movements are about 12 minutes in length and can be performed by moderate to advanced performers (the 1st part is in alto clef and reaches a high E-flat, but the other parts are more moderate in difficulty.

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