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Danza Furioso

for solo xylophone and marimba trio
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:00
Personnel: 4 players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida | Texas | Indiana
Release Date: 2013
Product ID : TSPCE-81
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPCE-81

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Description

Danza Furioso is a high-energy yet accessible feature for xylophone soloist with a backing trio of three marimbists, all sharing one instrument. With this piece, composer Jonathan Ovalle sought to combine the melodic energy of a work like Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 with the fervor of traditional Guatemalan and Mexican marimba. You’ll hear the former in the solo part and the latter in the marimba-trio accompaniment, and all with a bit of gypsy flair!

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


Instrumentation

  • Xylophone
  • Marimba—low C*


*Shared. If a 5-octave is not available, a 4.3-octave may be used.

Reviews

This exciting xylophone solo with marimba trio accompaniment offers an alternative to the vast ragtime xylophone repertoire available today. Three minutes long with a tempo of half note equals 164, “Danza Furioso” has high energy and virtuosic appeal. The composer notes influences of Fritz Kriesler’s concert works for violin, such as “Tambourin Chinois” and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5, ” combined “with the fervor of traditional Guatemalan and Mexican marimba playing in the marimba trio accompaniment, all with a bit of gypsy flair.” 

The work comes with a bound score and a CD-ROM that includes an MP3 and parts in pdf form for printing, including an alternate part for a low-A marimba. Although the solo is virtuosic in nature, it is not terribly demanding technically, and certainly accessible to good high school or college players. PERCUSSIVE NOTES 65 MARCH 2014 The accompaniment parts are primarily rhythmically unison, but each part has intricate melodic interludes passed among the players. 

In addition to a high level of audience appeal, the work provides an opportunity to develop two-mallet proficiency of scalar passages, numerous melodic sequences and double-stops, and a good sense of ensemble playing while having fun at the same time!

—Susan Martin Tariq
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2, March 2014

Description

Danza Furioso is a high-energy yet accessible feature for xylophone soloist with a backing trio of three marimbists, all sharing one instrument. With this piece, composer Jonathan Ovalle sought to combine the melodic energy of a work like Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 with the fervor of traditional Guatemalan and Mexican marimba. You’ll hear the former in the solo part and the latter in the marimba-trio accompaniment, and all with a bit of gypsy flair!

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


Instrumentation

  • Xylophone
  • Marimba—low C*


*Shared. If a 5-octave is not available, a 4.3-octave may be used.

Reviews

This exciting xylophone solo with marimba trio accompaniment offers an alternative to the vast ragtime xylophone repertoire available today. Three minutes long with a tempo of half note equals 164, “Danza Furioso” has high energy and virtuosic appeal. The composer notes influences of Fritz Kriesler’s concert works for violin, such as “Tambourin Chinois” and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5, ” combined “with the fervor of traditional Guatemalan and Mexican marimba playing in the marimba trio accompaniment, all with a bit of gypsy flair.” 

The work comes with a bound score and a CD-ROM that includes an MP3 and parts in pdf form for printing, including an alternate part for a low-A marimba. Although the solo is virtuosic in nature, it is not terribly demanding technically, and certainly accessible to good high school or college players. PERCUSSIVE NOTES 65 MARCH 2014 The accompaniment parts are primarily rhythmically unison, but each part has intricate melodic interludes passed among the players. 

In addition to a high level of audience appeal, the work provides an opportunity to develop two-mallet proficiency of scalar passages, numerous melodic sequences and double-stops, and a good sense of ensemble playing while having fun at the same time!

—Susan Martin Tariq
Percussive Notes
Vol. 52, No. 2, March 2014



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