Pizzicato Polka (arr Remsen)

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Johann Strauss Jr.
Josef Strauss

Johann Strauss Jr. and Josef Strauss (arr. Eric Remsen)

Subtitle: For 4 Marimbists on Two 4-Octave Instruments

General Info

Year: 1869 / 1992
Duration: 2:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio 4 Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Percussion I-II-III-IV (4 players), including:

  • Marimba I-II-III-IV (4 players on 2 marimbas)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Pizzicato Polka is a piece of orchestral music by Johann Strauss II. Strauss composed it with his brother Josef in 1869 for a trip to Imperial Russia. It was published in 1870. The polka was written for string orchestra and glockenspiel. It was hugely popular, especially in Italy, where it was included on every program Strauss played there. The piece consists of four melodies, and the work is arranged in ternary form (A-B-A). The piece is scored for plucked strings.

- Program Note from New English Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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