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Czárdás (Monti)

arranged for xylophone solo and percussion ensemble by Stephen Primatic
Level: Medium
Duration: 4:30
Personnel: 8 to 9 players
State Lists: Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-70
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPCE-70

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


Description

This is a crowd-pleasing arrangement of the well-known gypsy violin piece by Vittorio Monti, it’s based on the traditional Hungarian folk dance, Csárdás. Featuring a xylophone soloist (which can also be performed on marimba), it opens with a rhapsodic statement in D-minor which leads into a fiery Vivace showcasing the soloist’s two-mallet technique.

Catchy, fun, and attainable by most medium-level ensembles, this exciting arrangement by Stephen Primatic will have toes tapping and mallets whirling throughout concert halls.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone (soloist)
  • Vibraphone
  • 3 marimbas—(2) low A*, (1) low C
  • 3 timpani
  • Accessories (crash cymbals, tambourine, triangle)


*Marimba parts 1 and 3 can be played on one low C instrument.

Reviews

In my early years of being introduced to music, I remember my parents listening to violin solos performed by Fritz Kreisler which were considered a light, classical style. One solo that I remember liking was “Czardas,” which served as a showcase piece to highlight the musical expression, as well as the virtuosic technique, of a soloist.

This arrangement follows the original composition with several tempo changes, fermatas, and a wide range of dynamics. It captures each nuance the original has but may contain balance issues since the accompanying ensemble is large and sometimes a little thick in the scoring. A good director should be able to address these concerns in rehearsal.

This ensemble piece will be a great feature for an advanced xylophone soloist, and older audiences will love it also.

–George Frock
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

This is a crowd-pleasing arrangement of the well-known gypsy violin piece by Vittorio Monti, it’s based on the traditional Hungarian folk dance, Csárdás. Featuring a xylophone soloist (which can also be performed on marimba), it opens with a rhapsodic statement in D-minor which leads into a fiery Vivace showcasing the soloist’s two-mallet technique.

Catchy, fun, and attainable by most medium-level ensembles, this exciting arrangement by Stephen Primatic will have toes tapping and mallets whirling throughout concert halls.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone (soloist)
  • Vibraphone
  • 3 marimbas—(2) low A*, (1) low C
  • 3 timpani
  • Accessories (crash cymbals, tambourine, triangle)


*Marimba parts 1 and 3 can be played on one low C instrument.

Reviews

In my early years of being introduced to music, I remember my parents listening to violin solos performed by Fritz Kreisler which were considered a light, classical style. One solo that I remember liking was “Czardas,” which served as a showcase piece to highlight the musical expression, as well as the virtuosic technique, of a soloist.

This arrangement follows the original composition with several tempo changes, fermatas, and a wide range of dynamics. It captures each nuance the original has but may contain balance issues since the accompanying ensemble is large and sometimes a little thick in the scoring. A good director should be able to address these concerns in rehearsal.

This ensemble piece will be a great feature for an advanced xylophone soloist, and older audiences will love it also.

–George Frock
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 



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