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Adagio from Symphony No. 3 for 8-part Trombone ensemble
By Camille Saint-Saens

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Trombone Ensemble-8 (opt. 9) - moderately advanced
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Ralph Sauer. French 20th Century. Score and parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2536).

Item Number: CY.CC2536

The Adagio from Symphony No. 3 (also known as the Organ Symphony) is part of the final movement of this great symphony by Saint-Saens. The music is deeply felt and conveys great spiritual conviction. Mr. Sauer's new arrangement has used all of Saint-Saen's music and he has scored it for 8 trombones with an optional 9th part on contra bass trombone.

The Adagio was one of the "Chief's" (Emory Remington's) favourites; the late Mrs. Laura Remington had been the long-time organist with the Rochester Philharmonic and hearing the music would bring back a flood of memories often with tears.

This music is 8 1/2 minutes in length and can be performed by moderately advanced players. Some of the parts are in tenor clef.

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