Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumblebee:

Arranged by Loren Marsteller

Trombone and piano

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Publisher: Cherry Classics Music
Date of Publication: 1984 / 2020

Score and parts

Primary Genre: Solo Tenor Trombone - with piano

This popular and virtuosic solo was originally written as an instrumental interlude in Korsakov’s opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Scored in B-flat minor, the highest note is b1. Many positions (and alternates) are given in the easy-to-read trombone part. Breath control and double-tonguing mastery are necessary for successful performance. The piano part provides equal technical challenge. Obviously a crowd-pleaser, this orchestration is now available as a download.

Reviewer: David Stern
Review Published June 24, 2023