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Shepherd's Song (Beethoven)

from Mvt. 5 of Pastoral Symphony (No. 6) arranged for mallet ensemble by Brian Slawson
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:10
Personnel: 14 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2011
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPCE-58
Price: $40.00
Item #: TSPCE-58

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


Description

It'’s hard to imagine that Ludwig van Beethoven'’s delicate and good-natured Pastoral Symphony (No. 6) was composed at the same time (1807-–08) as his rambunctious blockbuster Fifth Symphony ... not to mention they were both premiered at the same concert! Opening with the most recognizable four-note riff in the history of music, Beethoven'’s Fifth steamrolls its way through a tumultuous path of fate, fire, and fury while his Pastoral Symphony gently communicates his fondness for walks through the countryside and his love of nature.

The final movement, “Shepherd'’s Song: Happy and Grateful Feelings after the Storm,” is a remarkably joyful work, and through a large orchestration of mallet instruments, Brian Slawson creates a unique and crowd-pleasing way for percussion ensembles to communicate with sensitivity and richness.

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

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • 6 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (2) low A, (3) low C*


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Description

It'’s hard to imagine that Ludwig van Beethoven'’s delicate and good-natured Pastoral Symphony (No. 6) was composed at the same time (1807-–08) as his rambunctious blockbuster Fifth Symphony ... not to mention they were both premiered at the same concert! Opening with the most recognizable four-note riff in the history of music, Beethoven'’s Fifth steamrolls its way through a tumultuous path of fate, fire, and fury while his Pastoral Symphony gently communicates his fondness for walks through the countryside and his love of nature.

The final movement, “Shepherd'’s Song: Happy and Grateful Feelings after the Storm,” is a remarkably joyful work, and through a large orchestration of mallet instruments, Brian Slawson creates a unique and crowd-pleasing way for percussion ensembles to communicate with sensitivity and richness.

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

  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • 6 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (2) low A, (3) low C*


*Shared


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