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Sonata in D Major - Allegro (Scarlatti) (Download)

K. 119 - arranged for marimba duet by Neeraj Mehta
Level: Advanced
Duration: 5:20
Personnel: 2 players
Release Date: 2018
Product ID : TSPCD18-002DL
Price: $23.00
Item #: TSPCD18-002DL

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Neeraj Mehta’s brilliant arrangement of Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonata in D Major: Allegro K. 119 is a fantastic addition to the existing marimba duet literature. In 3/8 time, this piece consists of running 16th-note figures and arpeggios that get passed between the two marimbists. Because of this musical material, this sonata requires serious listening and cohesion from both marimbists. There are also various types of ornamentation, requiring knowledge of Baroque performance practice. 

Instrumentation

2 marimbas–(1) low A, (1) low C

Reviews

This masterful arrangement by Neeraj Mehta takes an original composition by Baroque master composer/performer Domenico Scarlatti and scores it for two marimbas. Included in the published composition by Tapspace is a CD with printable parts and an audio recording of the complete work. 

Mehta is to be congratulated for the integrity of this arrangement from the original Scarlatti harpsichord sonata. Composed in D major, numerous altered chords make Scarlatti sound sophisticated in this Baroque-era masterpiece. 

Both marimbists must be skilled in four-mallet technique and tastefully alert to the sudden contrasts in dynamics. This arrangement is a little over five minutes in length, in a brisk 3/8 meter throughout, and it would certainly be appropriate for two advanced players committed to Baroque excellence in this Scarlatti tour de force.

–Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 2, May 2019

Description

Neeraj Mehta’s brilliant arrangement of Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonata in D Major: Allegro K. 119 is a fantastic addition to the existing marimba duet literature. In 3/8 time, this piece consists of running 16th-note figures and arpeggios that get passed between the two marimbists. Because of this musical material, this sonata requires serious listening and cohesion from both marimbists. There are also various types of ornamentation, requiring knowledge of Baroque performance practice. 

Instrumentation

2 marimbas–(1) low A, (1) low C

Reviews

This masterful arrangement by Neeraj Mehta takes an original composition by Baroque master composer/performer Domenico Scarlatti and scores it for two marimbas. Included in the published composition by Tapspace is a CD with printable parts and an audio recording of the complete work. 

Mehta is to be congratulated for the integrity of this arrangement from the original Scarlatti harpsichord sonata. Composed in D major, numerous altered chords make Scarlatti sound sophisticated in this Baroque-era masterpiece. 

Both marimbists must be skilled in four-mallet technique and tastefully alert to the sudden contrasts in dynamics. This arrangement is a little over five minutes in length, in a brisk 3/8 meter throughout, and it would certainly be appropriate for two advanced players committed to Baroque excellence in this Scarlatti tour de force.

–Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 2, May 2019


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