by Vittorio Monti
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Xylophone (soloist), Vibraphone, 3 marimbas—(2) low A*, (1) low C, 3 timpani, Accessories (crash cymbals, tambourine, triangle)
*Marimba parts 1 and 3 can be played on one low C instrument.
This is a crowd-pleasing arrangement of the well-known gypsy violin piece by Vittorio Monti, it’s based on the traditional Hungarian folk dance, Csárdás. Featuring a xylophone soloist (which can also be performed on marimba), it opens with a rhapsodic statement in D-minor which leads into a fiery Vivace showcasing the soloist’s two-mallet technique.
Catchy, fun, and attainable by most medium-level ensembles, this exciting arrangement by Stephen Primatic will have toes tapping and mallets whirling throughout concert halls.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.