by Igor Stravinsky, Arr. James Ancona
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, 2 vibraphones, 2 marimbas—low A, 5 timpani, Multipercussion (snare drum, field drum, bass drum, tambourine)
The Devil's Dance is a short animated movement from Stravinsky's famous theatrical work L'Histoire du Soldat. Originally written by Stravinsky for a small instrumental theater ensemble of two woodwinds, two brass, two strings, and one solo percussionist, Ancona has preserved the original intent of this piece in a concert percussion setting of eight players.
Meter changes occur frequently, while constantly shifting accents and dissonant harmonies give it a sinister and sarcastic tone.
The Devil's Dance is published as a saddle-stitch bound score, with a color glossy cover! Individual parts are included.
This piece comes with a bound score and includes an mp3 recording and all individual parts available for printing in pdf format on the included CD-Rom.