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arranged for xylophone solo and percussion ensemble by Stephen Primatic
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:30
Personnel: 8 to 9 players
State Lists: Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-70DL
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE-70DL

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


Description

This is a crowd-pleasing arrangement of the well-known gypsy violin piece by Vittorio Monti, it’s based on the traditional Hungarian folk dance, Csárdás. Featuring a xylophone soloist (which can also be performed on marimba), it opens with a rhapsodic statement in D-minor which leads into a fiery Vivace showcasing the soloist’s two-mallet technique.

Catchy, fun, and attainable by most medium-level ensembles, this exciting arrangement by Stephen Primatic will have toes tapping and mallets whirling throughout concert halls.

Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone (soloist)
  • Vibraphone
  • 3 marimbas—(2) low A*, (1) low C
  • 3 timpani
  • Accessories (crash cymbals, tambourine, triangle)


*Marimba parts 1 and 3 can be played on one low C instrument.

Reviews

In my early years of being introduced to music, I remember my parents listening to violin solos performed by Fritz Kreisler which were considered a light, classical style. One solo that I remember liking was “Czardas,” which served as a showcase piece to highlight the musical expression, as well as the virtuosic technique, of a soloist.

This arrangement follows the original composition with several tempo changes, fermatas, and a wide range of dynamics. It captures each nuance the original has but may contain balance issues since the accompanying ensemble is large and sometimes a little thick in the scoring. A good director should be able to address these concerns in rehearsal.

This ensemble piece will be a great feature for an advanced xylophone soloist, and older audiences will love it also.

–George Frock
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

This is a crowd-pleasing arrangement of the well-known gypsy violin piece by Vittorio Monti, it’s based on the traditional Hungarian folk dance, Csárdás. Featuring a xylophone soloist (which can also be performed on marimba), it opens with a rhapsodic statement in D-minor which leads into a fiery Vivace showcasing the soloist’s two-mallet technique.

Catchy, fun, and attainable by most medium-level ensembles, this exciting arrangement by Stephen Primatic will have toes tapping and mallets whirling throughout concert halls.

Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone (soloist)
  • Vibraphone
  • 3 marimbas—(2) low A*, (1) low C
  • 3 timpani
  • Accessories (crash cymbals, tambourine, triangle)


*Marimba parts 1 and 3 can be played on one low C instrument.

Reviews

In my early years of being introduced to music, I remember my parents listening to violin solos performed by Fritz Kreisler which were considered a light, classical style. One solo that I remember liking was “Czardas,” which served as a showcase piece to highlight the musical expression, as well as the virtuosic technique, of a soloist.

This arrangement follows the original composition with several tempo changes, fermatas, and a wide range of dynamics. It captures each nuance the original has but may contain balance issues since the accompanying ensemble is large and sometimes a little thick in the scoring. A good director should be able to address these concerns in rehearsal.

This ensemble piece will be a great feature for an advanced xylophone soloist, and older audiences will love it also.

–George Frock
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 


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