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

18 September 2018, 15:15

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

Rimsky-Korsakov was a master of orchestration. The composer’s buzzing orchestral interlude, written for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, includes a full string section, plus 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…