Mussorgsky (Moussorgsky), Modest – Pictures at an Exhibition for Tuba or Bass Trombone & Piano.
• Pictures at an Exhibition was originally written as a suite in ten movements for Piano in 1874.
• It has become a showpiece for virtuoso Pianists and further known through a number of orchestrations and arrangements with Maurice Ravel's being the most performed by far.
• Ralph Sauer's landmark arrangement very successfully captures the spirit of the composition by carefully planning rests and managing the technical split between Tubist/Bass Trombonist and Pianist.
• This arrangement is down a 4th from the Tenor Trombone version, is about 30+ minutes in length and playable by advanced performers.
• It is a major new addition to the Tuba/Bass Trombone repertoire.
• The sound sample is performed on Tenor Trombone by Ralph Sauer and Miriam Hickman on Piano
Published with permission from Gordon Cherry.