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Dance of the Tumblers (Rimsky-Korsakov)

from The Snow Maiden
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:00
Personnel: 13 players
State Lists: Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2010
Product ID : TSPCE-45
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCE-45

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


Description

In 1880 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), known for his symphonic works Scheherazade, Capriccio Espagnol, and the Russian Easter Festival Overture, became enthusiastic about a fantastic story told by Russian playwright Ostrovsky entitled The Snow Maiden. Soon thereafter, Nikolai composed his most famous opera by the same name.

Playful, lively, and fast-paced, Lewis Norfleet’s percussion arrangement of Dance of the Tumblers from the The Snow Maiden requires lightness, buoyancy, and ensemble awareness from its performers. The arrangement is written for 13 medium-to-advanced players with most mallet parts designed to be played with two mallets. In 2/4 throughout, it's good, happy fun for mom and dad as long as the kiddos don't bang too hard!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 4 marimbas*—(2) 4-octave, (2) low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals (small pair of crash cymbals, large pair of crash cymbals)
  • Accessories (triangle, tambourine)
  • Gong

*If there is a fifth marimba available, the marimba 4 part may be double. If there is a third vibraphone available, the vibraphone 2 part may be doubled.

Description

In 1880 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), known for his symphonic works Scheherazade, Capriccio Espagnol, and the Russian Easter Festival Overture, became enthusiastic about a fantastic story told by Russian playwright Ostrovsky entitled The Snow Maiden. Soon thereafter, Nikolai composed his most famous opera by the same name.

Playful, lively, and fast-paced, Lewis Norfleet’s percussion arrangement of Dance of the Tumblers from the The Snow Maiden requires lightness, buoyancy, and ensemble awareness from its performers. The arrangement is written for 13 medium-to-advanced players with most mallet parts designed to be played with two mallets. In 2/4 throughout, it's good, happy fun for mom and dad as long as the kiddos don't bang too hard!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • 2 vibraphones
  • 4 marimbas*—(2) 4-octave, (2) low A
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals (small pair of crash cymbals, large pair of crash cymbals)
  • Accessories (triangle, tambourine)
  • Gong

*If there is a fifth marimba available, the marimba 4 part may be double. If there is a third vibraphone available, the vibraphone 2 part may be doubled.


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