Adagio from Symphony No. 3 composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by R. Gipson. Percussion ensemble. For marimba I (4-octave), marimba II (4-octave), marimba III (4-octave), marimba IV (4-octave), marimba V (4.3-octave), marimba VI (4.3-octave), marimba VII (4.3-octave), marimba VIII (5-octave or bass marimba) (8 players). Difficulty: Medium Easy. Duration 4:45. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.4).
This beautiful adagio from one of the best known romantic symphonies truly enables the marimba ensemble to reach its most sensitive heights. The eight players can perform on four instruments (including optional bass).
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