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Favorite Theme From Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto

By Vocalogy

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SATB, SATB choir with rhythm section - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Vocalogy. Arranged by Gerhard Guter. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Gerhard Guter (H0.505439-SC001037688).

Item Number: H0.505439-SC001037688

Voicing: SATB a cappella, with rhythm section (piano, electric bass, drums)

Style: Bossa Nova

This arrangement of Ray Conniff's "Favorite Theme from Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto" will bring to mind the writing style of Clare Fischer for his 2+2 vocal groups. Though still a challenge, especially with the optional vocal soli, this Conniff-themed edition has been adapted from a more difficult version previously performed by Vocalogy on their 2005 Distilled release. The piece opens with a pulsating rhythm section figure as pianist, bassist, and drummer enter one by one. The wonderful moments of tension have been maintained beneath Rachmaninoff's soaringly romantic melody, and the wordless vocal provides an ethereal quality. With the optional soli, this is an Advanced level arrangement. There is room for improvising regardless of whether or not the soli is performed and, with no soli, this is an Advanced Intermediate arrangement.  

Individual piano, bass, and drum parts play from individual parts with chord symbols, slashes, and rhythmic notation. Drums alternate between brushes and sticks. Electric bass is preferred, but acoustic bass works.

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