The idiomatic abilities of the marimba are showcased in this advanced concert etude by Christopher Deane. Ripple effects, melodies layered on top of rolls, fast-moving block chords and passages
Two rhythmically charged themes open the piece and provide the melodic and harmonic material for the subsequent variations, thematic restatements, chorale and reprise. The work bears a jazz influence,
Passage is a keyboard percussion sextet scored for four marimbas and two vibraphones. The piece showcases the rich character of the instruments with thick, low sustained chords and fast
Polaris is a one-movement solo based on a rhythmic theme in 7/8 meter. Set in a modified rondo form, two separate ostinatos help unify the music while themes from the opening chorale and allegro
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