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Scenes from La Bohème


G. Puccini, composer

Jerry Bilik, arranger

Jerry Bilik arranged Scenes from La Bohème in honor of William D. Revelli, former Director of Bands at the University of Michigan. Wanting to write a new work for his former teacher and mentor, Bilik had asked Revelli to name his "absolute all-time favorite musical work." After several weeks, Revelli informed Bilik that his most-loved musical piece was Mimi’s Aria from the last act of Puccini’s famous opera. Before his death last year, Revelli had an opportunity to hear Bilik’s arrangement recorded by the U.S. Army Band.



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