Csardas for Marimba and Band

From Wind Repertory Project
Vittorio Monti

Vittorio Monti (arr. Toshio Mashima)

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: VI (solo) / IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $14.00


Full Score
Solo Marimba
Flute I-II
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone (optional)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

The czárdás is a traditional Hungarian folk dance, the name derived from csárda (an old Hungarian term for tavern). The dance was popularized by Romani (sometimes referred to as “gypsy”) bands in Hungary and the neighboring lands of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Burgenland, Croatia, Ukraine, Poland, Transylvania Moravia, and Bulgaria

This beautiful concert piece, written in 1904 by Italian composer Vittorio Monti, is based on a csárdás. Originally composed for violin, mandolin or piano, there are arrangements for orchestra and for a number of different solo instruments. The melody of Monti’s composition has proven to be quite versatile and popular over the years, having been used in various ways by artists ranging from Danny Kaye (in the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) to Lady Gaga (as an intro for her song Alejandro on her 2009 album The Fame Monster). It was also the music used by figure skater Katarina Witt during her short program at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

-Program Note by the Saitama Sakae Wind Orchestra


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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