Rhapsody In Blue - brass ensemble
This arrangement of Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue includes all of the main musical themes from the original piano composition, but carefully arranged to suit this group. It features most of the instruments at various points and is exciting and challenging to play across the whole ensemble.
This arrangement has been performed many times and is an impressive concert item.
Please listen to the mp3 recording (above) for a live performance to get a much better idea of how it sounds. Thanks go to the Wire Brass Ensemble (Warrington, UK) and Stanley Road Studios (Manchester, UK) for recording it.