Bartók - 36-37 Rhapsody (Woodwind Arr.)

Share Download this song

Author Comments

An arrangement of the short piece "Rhapsody" from Béla Bartók's "For Children" for woodwind quintet. I'm eternally grateful to the players in this recording, who spent around 3.5 hours playing student music for us. They really added the necessary life to the arrangement. Though it is a rough recording without much production involved, I figured it would be fine to toss this up on NG. Hope you enjoy!

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Newgrounds accounts are free and registered users see fewer ads!

Really well arranged. I'm not familiar with this piece, but sounds very good in this arrangement. Congrats.

Deemo-R responds:

Thank you, that really means a lot to me! The original piece is very well-written; the main challenge was figuring out how to approach 1:18 since that section is rather pianistic. Luckily the woodwinds are very adept with rhythmic figures, which made that solution turn out better than I had hoped!

This sound like the 1900
How Hard These Music To Be Made?

Deemo-R responds:

Honestly... not too hard. Just takes some know-how on the instruments and what's playable, but to make it really shine is a skill that you have to polish by doing it a lot.

so awesom

Oh sweet! We are actually doing percussion arrangements of Bartók's 'Allegro Barbaro,' right now in my orchestration class. I really liked this arrangement though! You did a great job of keeping all of the main lines interesting with all of the transfers between the instruments and keeping them in good ranges for when they were playing the melodies. I usually don't hear stuff like this from Bartók, so it was especially interesting to hear a more 'traditional' side to him. Well done!

Deemo-R responds:

Sorry I took a while to get back on this :P

I was also interested by this piece when it was assigned, as I hadn't heard of this particular collection of Bartók's work before. It's a funny coincidence that you're also doing an arrangement (and I'm jealous of the thought of a percussion arrangement being done in an orchestration class)! I found this piece not too difficult to arrange, but I found the need to "adapt" certain sections as a more engaging challenge than simply "assigning" a part to any one line because that was where the differences in each student's arrangement really stood out. Thanks for the feedback, hope your arrangement turns out nicely for you! :D

Credits & Info


Waiting for 1 more vote

Oct 27, 2017
2:04 AM EDT
File Info
3.4 MB
2 min 56 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

* Remix of a third-party piece.
Excercise caution when using it, refer to author comments / contact the author for details.