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In the mid-18th century, Mannheim became a great center of music in Germany. Due to the magnificent musicians and lively musical atmosphere of that town, several musical innovations took place there and were named after it.
Mannheim roll (steamroller):
Scale passages in measured tremolo, combined with a crescendo.
Mannheim crescendo:
Great crescendos and diminuendos that ranged from pianissimo to fortissimo.
Mannheim rocket:
Rapid upward arpeggio over a large range, combined with a crescendo.


Morton Gould: "American Salute"

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, IV

John Philip Sousa: "The Stars and Stripes Forever"

Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale, I, "Soldier's March"

Henry Clay Work: "Marching Through Georgia"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat major, K. 364, I


Last Updated: 2013-02-14 19:16:26