Arrangements

     Nine arrangements for percussion ensemble

 

Trantrio

A percussion trio in two movements by Mats Werner at the medium level.

 

Instruments in the first part are:

  • 1st voice: snare drum, triangle and cymbal
  • 2nd voice: two tom-toms
  • 3rd voice: bass drum, cymbal, maracas

the second part:

  • 1st voice: cymbal, triangle, two woodblocks, cymx2
  • 2nd voice: two tom-toms.
  • 3rd voice: bass drum, bells, maracas, tambourine.

The second part begins and finishes with ”senza misura” without time signature. It is easy but sounds exciting!

 

Marche Militaire

by Franz Schubert. A well-known tune.

The piece is at a medium level. The mallet players ought to be used for some score reading.
This arrangement for 7 players has the following voices:

 

  • 1st voice: xylophone
  • 2nd voice: vibraphone
  • 3rd voice: marimba
  • 4th voice: timpani
  • 5th voice: snare drum
  • 6th voice: bass drum and triangle
  • 7th voice: cym*2

 

Mucho Gusto

This melody, by Percy Faith, is recognized by many Swedes from the national radio sports program.
It is not very long and not to hard to play.

 

  • 1st voice: Bells
  • 2nd voice: Xylophone
  • 3rd voice: Vibraphone
  • 4th voice: Marimba
  • 5th voice: Timpani
  • 6th voice: Tambourine, frusta, slide whistle.
  • 7th voice: Snare drum, crash cymbal, woodblock.

Carmen suite

Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen contains a lot of nice pieces.
I have chosen the most famous and put them together in a medley for percussionists
The pieces are Ouverture, Seguidilla, Habanera (with timpani bass voice), Toreador and Ouverture reprise.

 

The arrangement is for eight players and the instruments are:

 

  • 1st voice: bells
  • 2nd voice: xylophone
  • 3rd voice: vibraphone
  • 4th voice: marimba 2
  • 5th voice: marimba 1(bas)
  • 6th voice: timpani
  • 7th voice:bass drum and triangle
  • 8th voice: cym*2, tambourine, castagnettes, snare drum.

 

 

Christmas songs for mallets

Five Christmas songs at various levels of difficulty and numbers of players.

 

Jingle Bells

James Pierpont,  Sandström – Westerberg
Quartet with bells, xylophone, marimba and jingle bells + woodblock.

 

  • Tomtarnas julnatt

    Wilhelm Sefve – Svensson
    Trio with bells, Xylophone och Marimba.

  • Ding, dong merrily on high

    trad. Arr: Anders Öhrwall
    Quintet with bells, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba 2 och marimba 1.

  • We wish you a merry christmas

    trad.
    Quartett with xylophone, marimba 2, vibraphone and marimba 1.

  • Jul, jul strålande jul

    Gustaf Nordqvist
    Vibraphone solo

Star Wars

John Williams has written many well-known movie tunes. Star Wars is the first and the best!
The arrangement contains nine voices with three hard four-mallet parts.

 

  • 1st voice: Bells
  • 2nd voice: Xylophone
  • 3rd voice: Marimba 1
  • 4th voice: Marimba 2
  • 5th voice: Vibraphone
  • 6th voice: Timpani
  • 7th voice: Percussion 1
  • 8th voice: Percussion 2
  • 9th voice: Chimes

 

Orup 1

This is a rock medley with drum set and rock percussion by the Swedish rock artist Tomas ”Orup” Eriksson.

 

  • 1st voice: bells
  • 2nd voice: Xylophone
  • 3rd voice: Vibraphone
  • 4th voice: Marimba 2
  • 5th voice: Marimba 1(bas)
  • 6th voice: Timpani
  • 7th voice: Drum set
  • 8th voice: Anvil, tambourine, claves, castagnettes, vibraslap, maracas

 

Orup 2

”Då står pojkarna på rad” and ”Upp över mina öron” are the two songs in this arrangement with Tomas ‘Orup’ Eriksson songs.

 

  • 1st voice: bells
  • 2nd voice: xylophone
  • 3rd voice: vibraphone
  • 4th voice: Marimba 2
  • 5th voice: Marimba 1(bas)
  • 6th voice: Timpani
  • 7th voice:Trumset
  • 8th voice: Percussion: Crashcymbal, tomtoms, tambourine, block, castagnettes, triangle.

 

North & South

The music is from the TV series ”North & South”. The arrangement has eight voices with three mallet parts.

 

  • 1st voice: Xylophone
  • 2nd voice: Vibraphone
  • 3rd voice: Marimba
  • 4th voice:Timpani
  • 5th voice: Chimes
  • 6th voice: Cymbal + triangle
  • 7th voice: Snare drum
  • 8th voice: Bass drum

 

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