Mvt. 1 from Serenade No. 13 in G Major (K. 525) - Medium
by Mozart, arr. Mark Hunter
Instrumentation: Xylophone, 2 or 3 marimbas–(1) 4-octave, (1) shared low A or (2) 4-octave, (1) low A
Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is a quintessential piece from the Classical Period. It combines all of the tropes of that time: very stable harmonies with very clear resolutions, a strong sense of melody and accompaniment, and a very clear and easily digestible large-scale form. Mix that with an unforgettable melody and you’ve got a recipe for posterity, which in Mozart’s case has lasted for about 230 years. Mark Hunter has thoughtfully arranged Mozart’s seminal piece for mallet percussion quartet, making this piece available to young percussionists everywhere. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts for printing as well as a full audio recording.