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Dance of the Tumblers

from The Snow Maiden

By Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

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Percussion Ensemble glockenspiel, xylophone, chimes, 2 vibraphones, two 4.3-octave (low A) marimbas, two smaller 4-octave marimbas, 4 timpani, snare drum, small and large crash cymbals (pairs), bass drum, triangle, gong, tambourine. Note for larger ensembles: If there is a f (13 players) - Medium-Advanced
From The Snow Maiden. Composed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Arranged by Lewis Norfleet. Score and parts on CD-ROM. 18 pages. Duration 3'00". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-45).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-45

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. Shortly after this, 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 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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