by Franz Schubert, arr. Stephen Primatic
7 or 13 players (mallet choir only, or full percussion ensemble)
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, 3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low E, 4 timpani, Drums (concert snare drum, concert bass drum), Pair of crash cymbals, Accessories (triangle, tambourine)
Trout Scherzo is an arrangement by Stephen Primatic of the third movement from Schubert’s well-known piano quintet. Lively and joyful, the piece demands great dynamic control from all members of the ensemble. It also features a fast 3/4 tempo which is felt in “one.”
This arrangement is for a large percussion ensemble of 13 players but can also be performed as a 7-player mallet choir without timpani or unpitched percussion.
With expert orchestrations and nuance, Primatic brings this early Romantic-era classic to the percussion world.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.