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Bohemian Rhapsody (arr Murtha)

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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury (arr. Paul Murtha)


General Info

Year: 1975 / 2003 / 2009
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock band
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • F Horn
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Gong, small
  • Mallet percussion
  • Mark Tree
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle, small


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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

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Resources

  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Wikipedia Accessed 8 October 2017
  • Mercury, F.; Murtha, P. (2005). Bohemian Rhapsody [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.