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    Question about lesson 17 - please help!

    Hello!

    I have a question about the illustration in lesson 17. It is the illustration which is placed after:

    No. 164. Legend of Kitesh, before Section256 - 2 Oboes, Eng. Horn an octave above 3 Horns (+).



    Third row, first bar, bass key. Four notes – C, G, C, E are assigned to 3 Tr’bni. It is obvious that there is one note more than the trombones. Which instrument plays the 4-th note? (Or is it 4 trombones instead of 3?)

    See picture that illustrates my question

    Thank you in advance,

    Aleksandar

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    Re: Question about lesson 17 - please help!

    Aleksandar,

    Very observant of you, unless three trombones can play four notes simulataneously, this is most likely an error. This was in the score in the original text so I am not sure what Rimsky-Korsakov intended. Perhaps it should have been 4 trombones instead of 3 as you suggested.

    Thanks for pointing this out.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: Question about lesson 17 - please help!

    Robert pointed out that it is most likely a tuba was inadvertently omitted by the original author. Going through all the examples, RK never seemed to use 4 trombones. Robert also did a quick file of 4 trombones and 3 trombones/tuba and the later made more sense musically.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: Question about lesson 17 - please help!

    Gary,

    Thank you very much for the explanation.

    Aleksandar

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