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Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo (Mendelssohn) (Download)

for mallet ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:00
Personnel: 12 players
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Release Date: 2010
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE-41DL
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE-41DL

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

Description

Mendelssohn composed the incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the behest of King Frederick of Prussia while serving as music director at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Now Brian Slawson brings forth a brilliant percussion arrangement of the Scherzo, a movement that underscores the antics of Puck, a clever jokester in the magical world of fairies.

Written for a large mallet ensemble of 12 players, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo contains a lot of notes in compound meter that require quick playing at soft levels. While challenging, it's also intended to remain light and playful throughout, with all dynamics being relative.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • 2 xylophones
  • 2 vibrpahones
  • 5 marimbas—(3) 4-octave, (2) low C

Description

Mendelssohn composed the incidental music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the behest of King Frederick of Prussia while serving as music director at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Now Brian Slawson brings forth a brilliant percussion arrangement of the Scherzo, a movement that underscores the antics of Puck, a clever jokester in the magical world of fairies.

Written for a large mallet ensemble of 12 players, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo contains a lot of notes in compound meter that require quick playing at soft levels. While challenging, it's also intended to remain light and playful throughout, with all dynamics being relative.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • 2 xylophones
  • 2 vibrpahones
  • 5 marimbas—(3) 4-octave, (2) low C


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