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1. Promenade - Gnome, Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

4 parts7 pages03:092 years ago777 views
This is the first part of the well-known composition of Modest Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition”: Promenade and Gnomus. I started with this transcription in 2005. It was my goal to transcribe this masterpiece - which was originally written for piano – for three guitars. The challenge was to find a key in which it was possible to play the complete work on three guitars. I figured out that it would be feasible if the complete work would be shifted half an octave upwards. Also, the guitars should tune the sixth string (6) from E to D (and for one part the third guitar should tune the sixth string to C). By applying this technique, the switch to another key from one part to the next, which is so characteristically for the whole sequence, would be preserved. Of course, this is relative from one part to the next, because of the shift of half an octave. Okay, just skip this technical stuff and start playing this beautiful music.

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Gnome Village

7 parts8 pages02:372 years ago275 views
Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Harpsichord, Strings(3)
An arrangement of the theme in the Gnome Village in Runescape. Originally composed by Ian Taylor.


1 part4 pages02:194 years ago3,774 views
Pictures at an Exhibition is a suite in ten movements composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874.

The suite is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition, and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists. It has become further known through various orchestrations and arrangements produced by other musicians and composers, with Maurice Ravel's arrangement being the most recorded and performed.

Gnomus is in E♭ Minor with the tempo “Vivo” followed by “Meno mosso, pesante”. Stasov comment: “A sketch depicting a little gnome, clumsily running with crooked legs”.

Hartmann's sketch, now lost, is thought to represent a design for a nutcracker displaying large teeth. The lurching music, in contrasting tempos with frequent stops and starts, suggests the movements of the gnome.

Scenes from "Pictures at an Exhibition"

34 parts43 pages10:402 years ago3,130 views
Flute(2), Oboe(2), Clarinet(4), Accordion, Bassoon(2), Alto Saxophone(2), Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Guitar(7), Bass(4), Tuba(2), Violin, Percussion(3), Contrabass
A medley for wind band combining the highlights of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" suite, featuring the following movements:

Promenade, The Gnome, The Old Castle, Tuileries, Cattle, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle, The Hut On Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga), The Great Gate of Kiev

Update: Fixed articulations, added solo trumpet part.