Sword Dance arranged by Bob Phillips. Orchestra. For full (timpani, snare drum, bass drum, triangle, tamb, vln3). Full Orchestra; Masterworks; Part(s); Score. Beginning Full Orchestra. Form: Dance. Masterwork Arrangement. Grade 1. 120 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.35914).
This outstanding arrangement is accessible by even very young full orchestras. Every section gets a chance with the melody, and each variation is represented with a different texture and accompaniment, invigorating the lively dance tune as the piece catapults toward the surprise presto ending! Thoughtful use of percussion adds to the colorful scoring. Students will love this high-energy delight from the Renaissance era.