This famous tune was written for the 1880 opening of Mt. Vesuvius' funicular railway. This arrangement was initially written in 2000.This reduced instrumentation version has exactly the same structure as the original. There are three major changes: 1) double reed parts can be played by other instruments, 2) trumpet, horn, and trombone have only two parts, 3) percussion can be played by less than five people. If there are enough percussion players, you can use the large band version. Needless to say, it's a bright and fun song. First, aim for a lively and exciting performance. Of course, the expression of detail is also very important (especially rhythm should be accurate!). But it is even more important to grasp the song from a larger perspective and aim for a richly constructed musical presentation. It is also recommended that you have a robust image of effective tone and think about how to design a sound that is most suitable for each scene.
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