Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra Opening

Composer: Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Duration: 1.5 minutes
Price: £10
Grade: 7-8+
Instrumentation: Brass Dectet

Trumpet 1 to 4 in Bb
French Horn
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone

Made famous in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 a Space Odyssey and further parodied in countless films, this opening fanfare from the Strauss masterpiece is instantly recognisable by audiences everywhere of all ages. Written for Kensington Brass in 2013, this transcription worked in both serious recitals and children’s concerts. Another piece in this collection that is easily transposable and would work with varied instrumentation, get in touch if you would like to try it with any student ensembles!

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