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Danse Macabre
arranged for percussion ensemble
By Camille Saint-Saens

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Percussion Ensembles Percussion Ensemble (Xylophone, Chimes, Vibraphone, 2 marimbas--(1) 4 octave, (1) low C (or low A - options for either), 2 timpani, Crash cymbals) - Medium
Arranged for percussion ensemble. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Brian Slawson. Percussion Ensembles. Arranged for percussion ensemble. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 3:15. Tapspace Publications #TSPCE-80. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-80).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-80

The xylophone part from Camille Saint-Saens's orchestral work Danse Macabre is one of the most famous excerpts for the instrument. (It also enjoys a broader familiar thanks to its similarity to the xylophone theme in the Fossils movement of Carnival of the Animals.) The violin and clarinet parts, among others, also feature memorable themes, many of which have been arranged here for percussion ensemble. In this brilliant arrangement by Brian Slawson, the xylophone takes the prominent melodic voice while the rest of the ensemble adds color around it, creating a mysterious mood befitting a dance of skeletons on Halloween night.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

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