Innuendo

By
Mercury, May, Taylor and Deacon
Arranged
Andrew Cottee
Price
£ 16.50 

Innuendo is the opening track of the album of the same name by rock band Queen. At approx 6.5 minutes long it is one of Queen's longest songs and longest ever single, lasting even longer than Bohemian Rhapsody.

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 4 Trombones
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit
  • 1 Percussion
  • Percussion section requires: Small Tam-tam, Suspended Cymbal, Xylophone, Small Tambourine, Vibraphone and Castanets
  • Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation

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Innuendo is the opening track of the album of the same name by the rock band Queen. At approx 6.5 minutes long it is one of Queen's longest songs and longest ever single, lasting even longer than Bohemian Rhapsody. Innuendo went straight in the UK single charts at number one and featured a flamenco guitar section performed by Brain May and Yes guitarist Steve Howe. It is considered to be one of the band's darkest works, dealing with mankind's inability to live together in peace, with lyrics inspired by Freddie Mercury's illness.

Queen are a British rock band which formed in 1970. They were heavily influenced by progressive rock and heavy metal bands, such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who and were further influenced by experimental recording techniques and stage settings. Their debut album Queen was followed by Queen II both of which enjoyed considerable UK success, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera, the latter included Bohemian Rhapsody, that gained them International fame and fortune. By 1980 they were one of the world's biggest stadium rock bands. The band released 18 number one albums, estimates of their album sales range between 150 million to 300 million making them one of the world's best-selling music artists.

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Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

“Stunning playing all round and a perfect 'snapshot' of the incredibly high standards of performance in brass playing in London today."

Peter Bassano
Head of Brass Royal College of Music (retired)

“Every now and again a recording that is both truly outstanding and will have great appeal to brass band listeners appears on the shelves. We are delighted to make it the first recipient of our CD of the Year Editors Award.”

Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

“One of the all time great brass recordings OF ALL TIME”

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist and Musical Director, BBC Big Band

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com

“All cleverly arranged and beautifully played, with excellent sonics.”

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