Sonata in F (Handel)Sonata in F (Handel)
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Sonata in F (Handel)

for solo mallet percussion with piano accompaniment
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:30
State Lists: Texas | Missouri | Florida | Indiana
Release Date: 2009
Product ID : TSPCS-14
Price: $20.00
Item #: TSPCS-14

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


Description

The popular Allegro from Handel’s Sonata in F Major for violin has been performed for centuries on a variety of instruments. Although adapting the piece to marimba isn’t a new concept, the accompaniment part has proved to be one of the biggest challenges performers have faced. In addition to the solo part customized for marimba, Brian Slawson has created a well-stylized piano arrangement that isn’t clumsy under the fingers—something these figured bass transcriptions are infamous for.

Ideally played on marimba with two mallets, the solo can also be played on vibraphone or xylophone while showcasing the intermediate performer's ability to interpret Baroque phrasings and style. As an etude or recital piece, Sonata in F will be a mainstay in any developing mallet player’s repertoire.

This piece comes as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full-color cover and includes an audio recording and both the solo and accompaniment parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—4-octave
  • Piano

Note: The mallet part may also be played on xylophone or vibraphone.

Reviews

Brian Slawson’s arrangement of the third movement (Allegro) of George Frideric Handel’s “Sonata in F” is scored for mallet solo with piano accompaniment. Due to the tessitura of the arrangement, it can be played on marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone.  The performer will need intermediate two-mallet facility to execute all of the passages and their respective dynamics.

Slawson has done an excellent job of providing stickings, rolls, and dynamics, maintaining the original identity of the composition throughout. The performer’s greatest difficulty will be the mastery of subito dynamic shifts on weak beats. This arrangement will serve as a great introduction to playing with an accompanist for the young mallet player.

–Eric Willie
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 48, No. 4, July 2010

Description

The popular Allegro from Handel’s Sonata in F Major for violin has been performed for centuries on a variety of instruments. Although adapting the piece to marimba isn’t a new concept, the accompaniment part has proved to be one of the biggest challenges performers have faced. In addition to the solo part customized for marimba, Brian Slawson has created a well-stylized piano arrangement that isn’t clumsy under the fingers—something these figured bass transcriptions are infamous for.

Ideally played on marimba with two mallets, the solo can also be played on vibraphone or xylophone while showcasing the intermediate performer's ability to interpret Baroque phrasings and style. As an etude or recital piece, Sonata in F will be a mainstay in any developing mallet player’s repertoire.

This piece comes as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full-color cover and includes an audio recording and both the solo and accompaniment parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—4-octave
  • Piano

Note: The mallet part may also be played on xylophone or vibraphone.

Reviews

Brian Slawson’s arrangement of the third movement (Allegro) of George Frideric Handel’s “Sonata in F” is scored for mallet solo with piano accompaniment. Due to the tessitura of the arrangement, it can be played on marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone.  The performer will need intermediate two-mallet facility to execute all of the passages and their respective dynamics.

Slawson has done an excellent job of providing stickings, rolls, and dynamics, maintaining the original identity of the composition throughout. The performer’s greatest difficulty will be the mastery of subito dynamic shifts on weak beats. This arrangement will serve as a great introduction to playing with an accompanist for the young mallet player.

–Eric Willie
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 48, No. 4, July 2010



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