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Children's Medley (Bach/Ellmenreich) (Download)

percussion sextet from "Bach on Wood"
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:40
Personnel: 6 players
State Lists: Florida | Missouri | Texas
Release Date: 2009
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE-30DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE-30DL

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All percussion sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.


Description

Children's Medley is one of several masterworks arranged for percussion ensemble by Brian Slawson on the Grammy-nominated CD Bach on Wood. This medley is comprised of three sections. The first two sections, Mussette in D and Minuet in G, are both from J.S. Bach’s Notebook for Anna Magdalena (1725), a collection of pieces compiled by Bach for his second wife. Spinning Song (the third section of this medley) was composed in the mid-1800s by German composer Albert Elmenreich. Its familiar charm has been enjoyed by generations of piano hobbyists both young and old. 

Arranged for percussion sextet, each section presents a unique and distinctive sound. Much of its character is driven by the colorful orchestration and the variety of multipercussion setups requiring some nimble instrument and/or implement switches. In the hands of a well-trained ensemble, the charm built into Children's Medley will jump off the stage and into the laps of enthusiastic listeners! 

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone
  • 2 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low C
  • 3 timpani (32", 29", 26")
  • Drumset
  • Accessories (woodblock, triangle, 2 alarm clocks, 3 cowbells, temple blocks, ratchet, siren whistle)

Description

Children's Medley is one of several masterworks arranged for percussion ensemble by Brian Slawson on the Grammy-nominated CD Bach on Wood. This medley is comprised of three sections. The first two sections, Mussette in D and Minuet in G, are both from J.S. Bach’s Notebook for Anna Magdalena (1725), a collection of pieces compiled by Bach for his second wife. Spinning Song (the third section of this medley) was composed in the mid-1800s by German composer Albert Elmenreich. Its familiar charm has been enjoyed by generations of piano hobbyists both young and old. 

Arranged for percussion sextet, each section presents a unique and distinctive sound. Much of its character is driven by the colorful orchestration and the variety of multipercussion setups requiring some nimble instrument and/or implement switches. In the hands of a well-trained ensemble, the charm built into Children's Medley will jump off the stage and into the laps of enthusiastic listeners! 

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone
  • 2 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low C
  • 3 timpani (32", 29", 26")
  • Drumset
  • Accessories (woodblock, triangle, 2 alarm clocks, 3 cowbells, temple blocks, ratchet, siren whistle)


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