The Apocryphal Still Life was written upon the request of the Percussive Arts Society to be performed by contestants for the 1996 Vibraphone Competition to be held at that year's PASIC
The aptly titled Elegy for Alpha is an unaccompanied work for four-mallet marimba. Various mallet techniques are used throughout the piece to color the plaintive theme.
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
The Green Road is a wonderful work for unaccompanied 5-octave marimba. The title comes from the composer's nostalgia for a tree-lined country road he traveled as a child. This inspiration
Marimba: Technique Through Music guides the student through several etudes that focus on different musical applications of one specific technique. Each section of the book begins with a brief
Morning Light is a sweet delicate love song or lullaby. The title refers to opening your eyes in the morning and making your dreams become reality. It was written as an encore piece
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,
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
"Quintessence" is defined as the pure and concentrated essence of a substance. Quintessence is an episodic work that utilizes the extrapolation of a single musical cell to create the impetus for
Loaded with an array of dark colors and well-crafted ostinati, Ransom by Mark Ford takes the listener on a journey that is both refreshing and intriguing. A
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