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Orchestral Excerpts for the Tenor Trombonist: Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture

May 01, 1997
One of the most famous orchestral excerpt for the second trombone is The Russian Easter Overture, by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The work is based on themes from the musical tradition of the Russian Orthodox church, with the solo tenor trombonist (now, second trombonist) representing the medieval chant of a priest. The composer marks the solo "a piena voce" - at full voice; thus, the solo should be interpreted as a vocalist would.