Flight of the Bumblebee for saxophone sextet is totally astounding

11 July 2017, 17:46

The Moanin' Frogs - Flight of the Bumblebee

Watch this saxophone sextet perform Rimsky-Korsakov's speedy interlude.


If you thought Rimsky-Korsakov's interlude sounded impressive on piano (and on violin and flute, for that), check out this saxophone version.

These six saxophonists bring a whole lot of theatricality to Flight of the Bumblebee. Weaving around each other dressed in sharp barber shop-style suits and hats, this sextet gives the virtuosic interlude the playful feel it calls out for.

Highlights of the video include the soprano saxophonist kicking his fellow musician out of the way when his melody comes in (because really, when do soprano saxophonists EVER get a time to shine), and also the sextet's brilliantly timed musical body movements.

Find more of The Moanin' Frogs work on YouTube.

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