Mallet Keyboard Trio (Vibraphone, 2 marimbas--(1) 4-octave, (1) low A*) - Med-Advanced
From Piano Sonata No. 17, Mvt. 3. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Arranged by Brian Slawson. Percussion Ensembles. Arranged for mallet keyboard trio. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 4 minutes. Tapspace Publications #TSPCE15-019. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE15-019).
Item Number: TA.TSPCE15-019
Brian Slawson captures the spirit of the third movement of Beethoven's famous piano sonata (dubbed The Tempest) expertly with this rendition for vibraphone and two marimbas. The arrangement is rife with healthy musical challenges for keyboard trio: A relentless pulse that drives throughout the entire four minutes, extreme dynamics (mostly on the softer side), and the necessity of great communication between all players. If you need a little Beethoven mixed into your next percussion concert (and really, who doesn't?), this is a great choice!
This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.
*If only one marimba is available, both marimba players may share a 4.3-octave, low A marimba. The two marimba parts never intersect.