Humperdinck, Engelbert – Childrens' Prayer from Hansel and Gretel for 8-part Trombone Ensemble
Transcribed by retired Principal Trombonist of the Vancouver Symphony, Gordon Cherry. This work is for 8 trombones, and is taken from the famous scene in the opera when the children say a prayer before going to sleep in the deep forest. This work has a very beautiful sound and shows off the legato and expressive qualities of the trombone choir.This transcription is very tastefully done, with minimal editing of dynamics and phrasing.
Can be performed by players of intermediate to advanced levels.
The Hansel and Gretel Opera is often performed at Christmas time as the theme of innocent children seems to link up with the birth of baby Jesus.