DANSE MACABRE ARRANGED FOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

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Piece Title : Danse Macabre arranged for percussion ensemble
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Composer / Arranger : Saint-Saens, Camille/Slawson, Brian
Composer / Arranger Details: Since his scholarship studies at The Juilliard School, Brian Slawson has continued to pioneer innovative paths in percussion. Grammy-nominated as "Best New Classical Artist," Brian has appeared on NBC s Tonight Show, Entertainment Tonight, The CBS Morning News, and NPR s "All Things Considered." Mr. Slawson has an extensive discography, including solo releases on the Sony/CBS and Belltone labels. His smash debut, "Bach On Wood," hit Billboard s Top 10 and remains one of the world s premier vehicles for exposing new audiences to classical music. Brian has shared the stage with classical luminaries Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, recorded with pop icons from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Marie Osmond, and punctuated jokes for comedians Bill Maher, Eddie Murphy, and Jerry Seinfeld. He is the voice of "Gusto the Bulldog" in Warner Bros. Music Expressions and a featured artist in McGraw-Hill s Spotlight on Music. In addition to serving as principal timpanist of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Brian s multimedia company, Slawsongs, has created award-winning custom music for feature films, television, and radio. Mr. Slawson proudly endorses Ludwig-Musser, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo, Grover Pro Percussion, Rhythm Tech, Alternate Mode, and Sibelius. His teachers have included Saul Goodman, Buster Bailey, Alexander Lepak, David Smith, and Drew Grouse. Legendary vibraphonist Lionel Hampton described Brian Slawson as "one of the finest percussionists to come along in many years." Modern Drummer magazine calls Brian "a visionary, be it performer, producer, or composer."
Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Chimes / Crash Cymbals / Timpani (Set of) / Xylophone
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Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2013 / 
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :8
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :The xylophone part from Camille Saint-SaŽnsís orchestral work Danse Macabre is one of the most famous excerpts for the instrument. (It also enjoys a broader familiar thanks to its similarity to the xylophone theme in the ďFossilsĒ movement of Carnival of the Animals.) The violin and clarinet parts, among others, also feature memorable themes, many of which have been arranged here for percussion ensemble. The xylophone takes the prominent melodic voice while the rest of the ensemble adds color around it, creating a mysterious mood befitting a dance of skeletons on Halloween night.

Danse Macabre comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.
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