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Pathétique (Beethoven) (Download)

from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 74 arranged for percussion ensemble by Alan Miller
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:40
Personnel: 8 players
State Lists: Missouri | Texas | Indiana | Florida
Release Date: 2009
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE-24DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE-24DL

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


Description

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 remains one of his most popular compositions and is commonly known as the Pathétique Sonata. Alan Miller's arrangement for percussion ensemble draws its content from Beethoven's first movement.

Arranged for eight players on mostly pitched percussion instruments, Pathétique is an active and colorfully orchestrated piece that highlights the dexterity of the performers, transforming the original piano work to percussion ensemble with particular musical ingenuity.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas(1) low A, (2) low F
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals (crash cymbal attached to bass drum, high suspended cymbal, medium suspended cymbal, low suspended cymbal)
  • Tam tam

Description

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 remains one of his most popular compositions and is commonly known as the Pathétique Sonata. Alan Miller's arrangement for percussion ensemble draws its content from Beethoven's first movement.

Arranged for eight players on mostly pitched percussion instruments, Pathétique is an active and colorfully orchestrated piece that highlights the dexterity of the performers, transforming the original piano work to percussion ensemble with particular musical ingenuity.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas(1) low A, (2) low F
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals (crash cymbal attached to bass drum, high suspended cymbal, medium suspended cymbal, low suspended cymbal)
  • Tam tam


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