Fur Elise
arranged for percussion ensemble
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Percussion Ensemble - Sheet Music

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Percussion Ensemble (Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba--low A or low E, 4 timpani, Bass instrument (synth, electric, or acoustic)) - Med-Easy


Arranged for percussion ensemble. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. Arranged by Christopher M. Retschulte. Percussion Ensembles. Arranged for percussion ensemble. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 3 minutes, 30 seconds. Tapspace Publications #TSPCE14-007. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE14-007).

Chris Retschulte takes advantage of the timbral spectrum of mallet percussion to create an effective setting of Beethoven's wildly famous Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, better known as FA 1/4 r Elise, for 5aEUR6 players. The most prominent voice belongs to the vibraphone, enhancing the intimate, ethereal quality of the original. The glockenspiel, xylophone, and marimba parts link to the vibraphone line, raising the bar on the musicality and also creating a nice aural variety throughout this beginning to intermediate-level piece. A timpanist and optional double bass player provide the low end for the arrangement.

Full Instrumentation:
1 glockenspiel, 1 xylophone, 1 vibraphone, 1 marimba (4.3 or 4.6-octave), 1 set of timpani (4 drums), and 1 electric, acoustic, or synth bass (optional).