Flight of the Bumblebee, but it’s played on BASS trombone

28 February 2019, 21:56 | Updated: 28 February 2019, 22:01

This guy ‘played’ Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee on bass trombone, and trolled us all.

Rimsky-Korsakov was a master of orchestration. His buzzing orchestral interlude, written for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, includes no less than a full string section, flutes, clarinets, a bassoon, an oboe, a cor anglais and two horns.

He also included a trombone part, which consists of a single sforzando quaver on the first note of the piece – followed by rests for the next 23 pages of music.

This trombonist – Jason Sulliman – shared his brass woes in a YouTube video. It’s well worth watching to the end.