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Bohemian Rhapsody (arr. Sparke)

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury (arr. Philip Sparke)


General Info

Year: 1975 / 2011
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock Band
Publisher: Anglo Music, through Music Shop Europe
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €116.81   |   Score Only (print) - €25.22


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Bohemian Rhapsody is undoubtedly one of the most important songs in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. The song defied all convention in terms of form. It has no chorus. Instead, it comprised of an introduction, ballad, guitar solo, operatic interlude, hard rock section and coda. Perhaps the most mystifying aspect of the song is the lyrics, which are commonly thought to be autobiographical, although members of the band have never fully explained them.

- Program Note from publisher


Bohemian Rhapsody is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. It is a six-minute suite, consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda. The song is a more accessible take on the 1970s progressive rock genre. It was reportedly the most expensive single ever made at the time of its release.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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