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The Concerto is one of the forms of classical  music that were established relatively early in  Italy. The word comes from the Latin to strive,  which encapsulates the concept of rival forces  working against each other, whilst combining to  deliver a more complex and elaborate whole  and a joint resolution. This conversation  between solo or lead instruments and the rest  of the orchestra have fascinated composers,  musicians and audiences alike ever since. For a  fuller technical exposition you might try the  Wikipedia Concertos page. We had not expected to be able to make  percussion arrangements of these works until  we discovered that the Steel Drums were able  to take on rhythmic string parts and show them  off to good effect. Sometimes we have used the  Marimba to take on the lead. In the case of the  Mendelssohn piano transcription the Mega  Moog synthesizer provided depth in the bass  and heightened the drama but we have  generally relied on the Marimba to cover the  cello and bass parts. 
JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2:3 in F Major BWV 1047  JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 6:3 in B flat Major BWV1051  GF Handel's Concerto Grosso GF Handel’s Complete Organ Concerto in F ** GF Handel’s Complete Harp Concerto in B flat F Haydn's Violin Concerto in G Maj (Allegro) G Gershwin  Piano Concerto in F ** E Grieg First movement of the Piano Concerto in A minor ** Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Opus 25 WA Mozart Violin Concerto No5 (The Turkish) Mvmt No 1, Mvmt No 2, Mvmt No 3 WA Mozart Piano Concerto No 4 (K41) ** WA Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto WA Mozart Clarinet(Ocarina) Concerto WA Mozart Horn (Talking Steel) Concerto Antonio Vivaldi's Violin Concerto FL 172 in A min (Allegretto) Antonio Vivaldi's Double Trumpet Concerto  ** Antonio Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto in C Major (First movement - Allegro Moderato) Antonio Vivaldi's Recorder Concerto No 4 In A Minor ** PI Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto: Movement 1  Movement 2  **
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Concertos on

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The Concerto is one of the forms of classical music that were established relatively early in Italy. The word comes from the Latin to strive, which encapsulates the concept of rival forces working against each other, whilst combining to deliver a more complex and elaborate whole and a joint resolution. This conversation between solo or lead instruments and the rest of the orchestra have fascinated composers, musicians and audiences alike ever since. For a fuller technical exposition you might try the Wikipedia Concertos page. We had not expected to be able to make percussion arrangements of these works until we discovered that the Steel Drums were able to take on rhythmic string parts and show them off to good effect. Sometimes we have used the Marimba to take on the lead. In the case of the Mendelssohn piano transcription the Mega Moog synthesizer provided depth in the bass and heightened the drama but we have generally relied on the Marimba to cover the cello and bass parts.  JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2:3 in F Major BWV 1047  JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 6:3 in B flat Major BWV1051  GF Handel's Concerto Grosso GF Handel’s Complete Organ Concerto in F ** GF Handel’s Complete Harp Concerto in B flat F Haydn's Violin Concerto in G Maj (Allegro) G Gershwin  Piano Concerto in F ** E Grieg First movement of the Piano Concerto in A minor ** Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Opus 25 WA Mozart Violin Concerto No5 (The Turkish) Mvmt No 1, Mvmt No 2, Mvmt No 3 WA Mozart Piano Concerto No 4 (K41) ** WA Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto WA Mozart Clarinet(Ocarina) Concerto WA Mozart Horn (Talking Steel) Concerto Antonio Vivaldi's Violin Concerto FL 172 in A min (Allegretto) Antonio Vivaldi's Double Trumpet Concerto  ** Antonio Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto in C Major  (First movement - Allegro Moderato) Antonio Vivaldi's Recorder Concerto No 4 In A Minor ** PI Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto: Movement 1  Movement 2  **
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