Romeo and Juliet, based on William Shakespeare’s (1564-1616) tragedy was composed in 1869. Tchaikovesky revised it the following year, increasing it in length from 448 to 539 bars. In 1880 he revised it again, mainly changing the ending and reducing the length to 522 bars. This arrangement is based on the final version which is the one most often performed.
Romeo and Juliet (Fantasy Overture) is presented as a Solo for Flute, Clarinet or Alto Saxophone with a play-a-long Audio CD which also contains a SmartMusic SMP File. This edition of the Romeo and Juliet is ideal for anyone who is studying or listening, to better understand and, in general, enjoy the wonderful music of this outstanding work!
Duet Books and Piano Accompaniment are also available.
The entire work has been transposed up a semitone to make for “more friendly” key signatures. An Audio and SmartMusic version in the original key (for Clarinet in A) has also been included on the CD with the Solo Clarinet version.
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 to November 6, 1893) is the most famous Russian composer of the Romantic Period (1825-1900). Surprisingly, Tchaikovsky was not included in the “Russian Five” - Modest Musorgsky (1839-1881), Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), Mily Balakirev (1837-1910), César Cui (1835-1918) and Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) because his musical training was felt to be too influenced by German music.
Tchaikovsky is best known for his 6 Symphonies and 3 Ballets - Swan Lake (Op. 20, 1875-6), Sleeping Beauty (Op. 66, 1888-9) and The Nutcracker (Op. 71, 1891-2).
Solo Books for Bb Clarinet, Flute or Alto Saxophone
- 9”X12” - 12 pages - $19.95
2 Audio Tracks (33:50)
1. - Full Orchestra with Solo Part
2. - Full Orchestra - No Solo Part
1 smp file with Full Orchestra
an active SmartMusic subscription is needed to play smp files
The Solo Clarinet CD also has 2 additional Audio Tracks and 1 additional smp file for Clarinet in A
Duet Book (displaying both the Solo and Duet parts)
for 2 Clarinets, 2 Flutes or 2 Saxophones
- 9”X12” - 24 pages - $19.95
compatible with: any of the Solo Books and any of the Duet Books
Piano Accompaniment Book with Audio CD ($9.95) also available.
Clarinet Solo Book (9”X12” - 24 pages) & CD - $19.95
Flute Solo Book (9”X12” - 24 pages) & CD - $19.95
Alto Saxophone Solo Book (9”X12” - 24 pages) & CD - $19.95