Medium/Advanced Concert Percussion
by F. Chopin, arr. Brian Slawson
Instrumentation: Vibraphone, Marimba—low C
The companion to Chopin’s famous Minute Waltz, this Waltz in C-Sharp Minor (Op.64, No.2) is one of the gems of the repertoire. Arranged here for vibraphone and marimba duet, the sectional nature of the composition allows the players to showcase an array of styles, from the elegant and stately beginning to the running and whirling eighth-note section, and from the slower interlude to the final flurry and delicate finish. The challenge of this duet comes in rendering it musically, with the rubato and communication that requires from player to player. Waltz in C-Sharp Minor comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.