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Hector Berlioz on the Trombone

In my opinion the trombone is the true head of that family of wind instruments which I have named the epic one.  It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree;  it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outbursts.  Directed by the will of a master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament or a bright hymn of glory, they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices.

Hector Berlioz

This Is What Happens When A Musical Composer Just Doesn’t Care…Hilarious

MUSICIANS! Prepare to laugh.