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Dance of the Tumblers

Dance of the Tumblers

Item no.: TSPCE-45

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by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; arr. Lewis Norfleet

Medium/Advanced Concert Percussion

13 Players

Instrumentation: • Glockenspiel • Xylophone • Chimes • 2 vibraphones • 2 marimbas (4-octave) • 2 marimbas (4.3-octave, low A)* • 4 timpani • Drums (snare drum, bass drum) • Cymbals (small pair of crash cymbals, large pair of crash cymbals) • Accessories (triangle, tambourine) • Gong *If there is a fifth marimba available, the marimba 4 part may be double. If there is a third vibraphone available, the vibraphone 2 part may be doubled.X

In 1880 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), known for his symphonic works Scheherazade, Capriccio Espagnol, and the Russian Easter Festival Overture, became enthusiastic about a fantastic story told by Russian playwright Ostrovsky entitled The Snow Maiden. Soon thereafter, Nikolai composed his most famous opera by the same name.

Playful, lively, and fast-paced, Lewis Norfleet’s percussion arrangement of Dance of the Tumblers from the The Snow Maiden requires lightness, buoyancy, and ensemble awareness from its performers. The arrangement is written for 13 medium-to-advanced players with most mallet parts designed to be played with two mallets. In 2/4 throughout, it's good, happy fun for mom and dad as long as the kiddos don't bang too hard!

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