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Danube Waves - guitar trio/large ensemble

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By Josef Ivanovici

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Guitar, (3 guitars/large ensemble) - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Josef Ivanovici. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Romantic Period. Score, Set of Parts. 21 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (S0.538713).

Item Number: S0.538713

This isn’t just one little Waltz - the original work was, in fact, 4 Waltzes played end to end. The first one is perhaps the most famous, but the others are charming too. Here we have all four plus an introduction too.

My guitar trio arrangement is based on a facsimile of an original piano reduction with extra countermelodies to thicken the texture.

This composition has been arranged by many people to be played on piano or by full orchestra, and quite often one or more of the waltzes is omitted, or they are played in a different order or a different number of times. It’s fair to say there are probably a dozen variants! More than that, each arranger seems to take it upon themselves to write an introduction. In keeping with that tradition, I have penned an introduction too… it’s a mysterious, slightly slow, statement of the first theme, which, as the first Waltz starts, comes alive at tempo.

In this particular arrangement, I’ve made sure everyone has the tune at some point - with about five minutes of music here, it’s not right that some parts are in the limelight and others aren’t - music is for sharing! At phrase boundaries, the roles of tune, countermelody and accompaniment all move round.

In concert, one might consider omitting one of the Waltzes if time is at a premium.

This is one of a growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts with no page turns in the part scores. Check out Derek's other arrangements - search SheetMusicPlus for Derek Hasted and you'll see the full list, all with soundclips and sample score.

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