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Rondo Alla Turk

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Rondo Alla Turk

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Duration: 3.15

Series: PLC Solos with Brass Band

SKU: RSPLCRO02

Arranger: Paul Lovatt-Cooper

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Xylophone Solo with Brass Band


Mozart is one of Paul Lovatt-Cooper's favourite composers and his Rondo Alla Turk has been a popular concert piece for many performers the world over. This is an arrangement for solo xylophone that shows off the technical dexterity of both the piece and the instrument.

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£29.95

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Rondo Alla Turk has been a popular concert piece for many performers the world over. This is an arrangement I have done for solo xylophone that shows off the technical dexterity of both the piece and the instrument. Starting in a brisk tempo, the soloist performs the main themes of the piece with the major key fanfare-like interludes introducing each new section.

The main melody from the opening returns with an even brighter tempo that takes the soloist into a flamboyant cadenza section. The cadenza section is scored out for the xylophone but the ad-lib marking allows the soloist in true Mozart fashion to improvise (if they wish) the cadenza section which leads into the finale.

The finale brings back the major key motifs from the opening to a coda section that concludes in a breathless flurry from the soloist.

Paul Lovatt-Cooper

 

Suitable for 3rd section bands and above, soloist grade 8

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