Intermezzo from A Midsummer Night’s DreamItem nr.: TSPCE-59
Intermezzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Felix Mendelssohn; arr. Brian Slawson
In 1843, while serving as music director at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, Mendelssohn completed the incidental music for Shakespeare'_x0092_s A Midsummer Night'_x0092_s Dream at the behest of King Frederick of Prussia. Incidental music most commonly appears between acts of a stage play or even between movements of a large-scale musical work. Even so, such pieces have often become perennial hits, such as Mendelssohn'_x0092_s classic Wedding March (also from A Midsummer Night'_x0092_s Dream). The Intermezzo (Allegro appassionato) follows Act II and expresses one'_x0092_s crazed search for a bewitched lover. According to Mendelssohn'_x0092_s notes in the score, _x0093_Hernia seeks Lysander and loses herself in the wood._x0094_ Although Intermezzo will never compete with Wedding March on the Hit Parade, it possesses a mystical, magical quality that presents unique challenges when performed in the percussion arena. Brian Slawson's percussion arrangement is both subtle and challenging and brings a unique way for modern mallet ensembles to recreate Mendelssohn's magic.
Instrumentation: • 2 glockenspiels • Vibraphone • 3 marimbas—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A*, (1) low C** *Shared **Shared
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