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10114 - Vocalise

Op 34 No 14

arranged for 10-piece brass ensemble by Roger Harvey

Difficulty: Medium

Price: £25.00

Programme note:

Programme note:

Vocalise is the final song of Rachmaninov's Op 34 , 14 Romances. Written originally as a wordless song for soprano and piano it has become one of the composer's most arranged and most frequently performed pieces

Performance note:

The expression markings in the solo line are mostly Rachmaninov's and should be be considered as nuances that create a warm and expressive line; avoid unseemly bulges and aim for gently colouring. The accompaniment, particularly the repeated quavers, should be gentle, smoothly articulated and supportive. If the long lines in the middle voices prove problematical, occasional notes may be left out but any gaps should be in appropriate places so as not to become obvious.