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Pathétique (Beethoven)

from Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 74 arranged for percussion ensemble by Alan Miller
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:40
Personnel: 8 players
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Release Date: 2009
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Product ID : TSPCE-24
Price: $35.00
Item #: TSPCE-24

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Description

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 remains one of his most popular compositions and is commonly known as the Pathétique Sonata. Alan Miller's arrangement for percussion ensemble draws its content from Beethoven's first movement.

Arranged for eight players on mostly pitched percussion instruments, Pathétique is an active and colorfully orchestrated piece that highlights the dexterity of the performers, transforming the original piano work to percussion ensemble with particular musical ingenuity.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes an MP3 recording and all individual parts available for printing on the included CD-ROM.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas(1) low A, (2) low F
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals (crash cymbal attached to bass drum, high suspended cymbal, medium suspended cymbal, low suspended cymbal)
  • Tam tam

Description

Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 remains one of his most popular compositions and is commonly known as the Pathétique Sonata. Alan Miller's arrangement for percussion ensemble draws its content from Beethoven's first movement.

Arranged for eight players on mostly pitched percussion instruments, Pathétique is an active and colorfully orchestrated piece that highlights the dexterity of the performers, transforming the original piano work to percussion ensemble with particular musical ingenuity.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes an MP3 recording and all individual parts available for printing on the included CD-ROM.

Instrumentation

  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • 3 vibraphones
  • 3 marimbas(1) low A, (2) low F
  • 4 timpani
  • Drums (snare drum, bass drum)
  • Cymbals (crash cymbal attached to bass drum, high suspended cymbal, medium suspended cymbal, low suspended cymbal)
  • Tam tam


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