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SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)
PRELUDE Op.3 No.2 for orchestra
Goodmusic Concert Classics Series GMCL191

Catalogue Number: GMCL191

Difficulty level: E What's this?

ISMN: 9790222289277

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Prelude Op.3 No.2 arr.Lawson  Pack image
ORCHESTRATION
2 Flutes (2nd db.piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, Contra Bassoon (optional), 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba,
Timpani, Percussion (4 players: Tam-tam, Bass Drum, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Tambourine, Snare Drum, Cymbal (clashed and suspended)), Harp (or Keyboard)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
Rachmaninov's celebrated Prelude in C# minor Op.3 No.2 was written for the piano and it was first performed by the composer on September 20, 1892 in Moscow which Rachmaninov considered his debut as a pianist. A review of the concert singled out the Prelude, noting that it had "aroused enthusiasm" and from this point on, its popularity grew.
This powerful piece is well-suited to performance by an orchestra and has been brilliantly orchestrated by Peter Lawson in the style of Rachmaninov. The key of the Prelude has been changed to D minor for this arrangement.
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.
Duration 3½ minutes
An orchestration of Rachmaninov's Prelude in G minor Op.23 No.5 by Peter Lawson is also available in this Goodmusic Concert Classics series - see GMCL192

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