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Saint-Saen: Danse Macabre (arranged for percussion)
« on: November 15, 2020, 08:31:08 PM »


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0GVbnoh8Jo

The 15 percussionists of the BBC Orchestras & Choirs perform Camille Saint-Saens’s Danse Macabre arranged by Alasdair Malloy, as part of the BBC Instrumental Sessions.
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Saint-Saen: Danse Macabre (arranged for percussion)
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 11:36:04 PM »
HA!!  That was fun  :)

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Re: Saint-Saen: Danse Macabre (arranged for percussion)
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 07:34:02 AM »
Yes, I agree - the melody of that piece lends itself well to a percussion arrangement - maybe it is playing off the bones of the dancing skeletons?  :D
Of course, the witchy-menace of the violin doesn't transfer as well.
The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal