More images

Click to enlarge

Purchase

Scherzo (Tchaikovsky) (Download)

Mvt. 3 from Symphony No. 4 arranged for percussion ensemble by Eric Rath
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:30 - 5:30
Personnel: 12 players
State Lists: Florida | Indiana | Texas
Release Date: 2008
Product ID : TSPCE-21DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE-21DL

Formats Available:

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


Description

Scherzo is an arrangement of the famous "pizzicato movement" from one of Tchaikovsky's most revered masterpieces, Symphony No. 4. Though written for 12 players, at the heart of this arrangement is a marimba quintet. It is punctuated and varied, sounding completely at home in the percussion ensemble.

Eric Rath has beautifully maintained the integrity of the original through simplicity. Marimbas mimic the pizzicato strings, the metallic instruments imitate the woodwinds, and the brass family is represented by marimbas using dead strokes. This tasteful and colorful arrangement will bring a refreshing addition of classic literature to any percussion ensemble concert.

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

Instrumentation

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 5 marimbas*—(2) 4-octave, (2) low A, (1) low C** 
  • Two timpani (26", 29")
  • Piano

*Three marimbas (two low A and low C) can be used in place of five marimbas.
**In the absence of a low C marimba, a low F part as a substitution is included.

Description

Scherzo is an arrangement of the famous "pizzicato movement" from one of Tchaikovsky's most revered masterpieces, Symphony No. 4. Though written for 12 players, at the heart of this arrangement is a marimba quintet. It is punctuated and varied, sounding completely at home in the percussion ensemble.

Eric Rath has beautifully maintained the integrity of the original through simplicity. Marimbas mimic the pizzicato strings, the metallic instruments imitate the woodwinds, and the brass family is represented by marimbas using dead strokes. This tasteful and colorful arrangement will bring a refreshing addition of classic literature to any percussion ensemble concert.

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

Instrumentation

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Chimes
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 5 marimbas*—(2) 4-octave, (2) low A, (1) low C** 
  • Two timpani (26", 29")
  • Piano

*Three marimbas (two low A and low C) can be used in place of five marimbas.
**In the absence of a low C marimba, a low F part as a substitution is included.


You may also like...

A piece designed to imitate a tense, action-packed, horror soundtrack. Using a fairly large instrumentation including piano, a variety of percussive effects are used to create an eerie, creepy atmosphere.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 15 players
$45.00
The River is a groove-oriented piece that depicts a trip down the chilly, clear water, and waterfalls, of the Ammonoosuc River.
Duration: 4:30 | Level: Med-Advanced | Personnel: 12-13 players
$41.00
A medium-easy percussion ensemble piece, playable as a quartet (solo marimba + percussion trio) or as a septet.
Duration: 4:00 | Level: Med-Easy | Personnel: 4-7 players
$34.00
A clever and entertaining ragtime offshoot of the classic orchestral overture written for an intermediate, 9-player percussion ensemble.
Duration: 4:20 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 9 players
$38.00
#TAPSPACE