Volume 1. 4 Classics Arranged for Marimba and Vibraphone. Composed by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Georges Bizet (1838-1875), and George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Brian Slawson. Percussion - Mallet Instrument Trio; Solo Small Ensembles; Trio. Alfred's Percussion Performance Series. Masterwork Arrangement. Book. 12 pages. Alfred Music #00-37479. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37479).
Item Number: AP.37479
ISBN 9780739080672. English.
Classic Mallet Trios contains four classics arranged for marimba (two players) and vibraphone. Bizet's delightful Habanera from Carmen and J. S. Bach's soothing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring are two of music's most revered masterpieces. In addition, Handel's Adagio and A. Scarlatti's rhythmic Folia provide challenging contrasts in styles for percussionists. Wonderfully suited for solo and ensemble applications, these versatile gems will also thrill audiences in concert settings.
This collection of tasteful arrangements would be good for high school solo and ensemble festivals, concert prelude or lobby music, or even useful for more advanced percussionists looking for accessible gigging or background music.
-Josh Gottry, Percussive Notes.