Tanc Szervusz

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Alex Orfaly

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 5:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts - $32.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Solo Xylophone 1
Solo Xylophone 2
Marimba 1 (4-octave), Glockenspiel
Marimba 2 (5-octave), Crotales (shared)
Marimba 3 (4-octave), Crotales (shared)
Marimba 4 (5-octave) *Playable on two 5-octave Marimbas

Program Notes

Tanc Szervusz takes its inspiration from several places. One is the Gypsy music of countries such as Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Armenia. This piece is specifically more Hungarian because it uses the Hungarian scale, which is very clearly played out. This "gypsy" music often features two solo instruments playing in thirds, either violins or clarinets for example. Here xylophones have replaced these instruments. The other major inspiration for this piece comes from the legendary film composer Bernard Hermann and his overture to "North by Northwest." Towards the end of the work more and more glissandi are heard. This intends to replicate the zither, which is often heard in gypsy music.[1]




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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A Christmas Overture - 12 - 16 Players
The Big Bob Special - Xylophone, Mallet Quartet
Big Bob's Return - Xylophone Duet, Mallet Quartet
Copper Wire - Timpani, Electronics
Divertissement - Timpani, Percussion Quartet
Fanfares No. 1 and No. 2 for Timpani - Timpani
Five Intermediate Pieces for Timpani - Timpani
Improvvisato Contrasto - Timpani
Mean Man's March - Xylophone, Mallet Quintet
Prelude 1.5 for Timpani - Timpani
Rhapsody No. 1 for Timpani - Timpani, Percussion Trio
Rhapsody No. 2 for Timpani - Timpani
Structure Set - Percussion Sextet
Tanc Szervusz - Xylophone Duet, Mallet Quintet

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