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El Paso Waltz

for mallet quartet

By Brian Slawson

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Mallet Quartet glockenspiel, vibraphone, small marimba (4 octave), 4.3 octave marimba (low A). NOTE: If two marimbas aren't available, both marimba parts may be played by sharing one 4.3 octave (low A) marimba (4 players) - Easy
For mallet quartet. Composed by Brian Slawson. Score and parts on CD-ROM. 8 pages. Duration 3'00". Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-32).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-32

El Paso Waltz is written for beginning mallet ensembles so that each student in the quartet provides a specific function. The vibraphone carries the melody. One of the marimba players outlines the chords while the other supplies the bass. The glockenspiel, as is the case in a variety of settings, brings color to the arrangement. If performed in a pleasant, light-hearted way, El Paso Waltz should demonstrate a carnival-like quality. This piece helps young players develop tremolo sensitivity, as well as to encourage eye-contact, body language, and musical communication during slower tempos. This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

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