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Devil's Dance, The (Stravinsky) (Download)

from Histoire du Soldat
Level: Advanced
Duration: 1:20
Personnel: 8 players
State Lists: Indiana | Florida
Release Date: 2000
Product ID : TSPCE-02DL
Price: $28.00
Item #: TSPCE-02DL

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Description

The Devil's Dance is a short animated movement from Stravinsky's famous theatrical work L'Histoire du Soldat. Originally written by Stravinsky for a small instrumental theater ensemble of two woodwinds, two brass, two strings, and one solo percussionist, James Ancona has preserved the original intent of this piece in a concert percussion setting of eight players. Meter changes occur frequently, while constantly shifting accents and dissonant harmonies give it a sinister and sarcastic tone.

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

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 2 marimbas—low A
  • 5 timpani
  • Multipercussion (snare drum, field drum, bass drum, tambourine)

Reviews

"The Devil's Dance" from "L'Histoire du Soldat" by Igor Stravinsky is arranged by James Ancona for two marimbas, two vibes, xylophone, bells, five timpani, snare drum, field drum, tambourine, and bass drum. This one-minute nineteen-second arrangement follows the Stravinsky score quite well, except it has been moved up a major second so that it fits on a 4 1/3-octave marimba. 

Four mallets are needed for the marimbas, two mallets for all the other mallet-keyboard instruments.  Since the timpani part is capturing the string bass part from the original, there are man pedal changes.  All parts are challenging at the suggested tempo of quarter note = 144.  Unison lines and double stops have to be executed with technical precision, and hard mallets on all instruments are required.  This is an excellent arrangement.  The instruction page is clear and helpful.

—John Beck
Percussive Notes

Description

The Devil's Dance is a short animated movement from Stravinsky's famous theatrical work L'Histoire du Soldat. Originally written by Stravinsky for a small instrumental theater ensemble of two woodwinds, two brass, two strings, and one solo percussionist, James Ancona has preserved the original intent of this piece in a concert percussion setting of eight players. Meter changes occur frequently, while constantly shifting accents and dissonant harmonies give it a sinister and sarcastic tone.

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

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 2 marimbas—low A
  • 5 timpani
  • Multipercussion (snare drum, field drum, bass drum, tambourine)

Reviews

"The Devil's Dance" from "L'Histoire du Soldat" by Igor Stravinsky is arranged by James Ancona for two marimbas, two vibes, xylophone, bells, five timpani, snare drum, field drum, tambourine, and bass drum. This one-minute nineteen-second arrangement follows the Stravinsky score quite well, except it has been moved up a major second so that it fits on a 4 1/3-octave marimba. 

Four mallets are needed for the marimbas, two mallets for all the other mallet-keyboard instruments.  Since the timpani part is capturing the string bass part from the original, there are man pedal changes.  All parts are challenging at the suggested tempo of quarter note = 144.  Unison lines and double stops have to be executed with technical precision, and hard mallets on all instruments are required.  This is an excellent arrangement.  The instruction page is clear and helpful.

—John Beck
Percussive Notes


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