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Bohemian Rhapsody

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury (arr. Masamicz Amano)


General Info

Year: 1975 / 2007
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock Band
Publisher: de haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €110.00   |   Score Only (print) - €20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III
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
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Guitar
Electric Bass Guitar
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Bohemian Rhapsody was a massive worldwide hit for the pop group Queen. It topped the charts in 1975 and again in 1991 and 1992. The song is somewhat unusual for a pop hit as it is in the style of a rock opera and pushed the boundaries of both pop music and promotional music video. This arrangement for concert band retains all the operatic gymnastics of the original.

- Program Note by 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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Potomac Concert Band (Keyser, W. Va.) (Brent Weber, conductor) – 13 June 2019
  • Boston (Mass.) College University Wind Ensemble (Sebastian Bonaiuto, conductor) – 13 April 2019
  • Kings Park Concert Band (Dumfries, Va.) (Richard Bergman, conductor) – 24 March 2018
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 6 October 2017
  • Orchestra Collective Singapore (Yibin Seow, conductor) – 8 January 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources