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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice | Dukas arr. Alwyn Green


All the drama and vibrant energy of the original

Duration: 7' 10″
Difficulty: Challenging
Audio Sample: Sorcerers Apprentice
Sample Score: Score


Most of us are familiar with the symphonic poem written by 19th century composer, Paul Dukas, which was inspired by an 18th century poem by Goethe in which the sorcerer’s apprentice, desiring to save himself some work attempts to try his hand at his masters craft when things go terribly wrong!

This version, arranged by Alwyn Green for Brass Band, captures the spirit of the original masterpiece in a complex and challenging score for Brass Band. It has all the drama, and vibrant energy of the Dukas masterpiece, brilliantly orchestrated for Brass Band.

Listen to the piece played by Foresters Brass 2000, from their CD : ‘Heritage’ which can be obtained from the band.


Soprano, Solo, Repiano, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombone
Eb and Bb Basses
Percussion parts (4):
1: Timpani
2: Cymbal
3: Glockenspiel
4: Vibraphone

ISMN: 979-0-708127-01-7

Additional information


Sheet Music, PDF