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By Michael Praetorius Arranged for 4.3 Octave Marimba by Jason Baker
for Solo Marimba By Samuel Peruzzolo-Vieira
Marimba Solo Christopher Deane’s iconic work, The Process of Invention, was written in 1996 as a companion work for Deane’s marimba solo, Three Shells. The solo is dedicated to Professor Mark Ford who premiered the solo and recorded the work on his CD, Polaris.
Gates are mentioned often in Biblical Scripture, and gatekeepers were an important part of maintaining order in ancient societies. Gatekeepers were guards stationed for protection at various kinds of gates, which could be city gates, palace gates, or temple gates. Their positions were considered sacred and gatekeepers had to be
Kiwi Fruit was written as an idea after I had a vivid dream; I traveled an entire lifetime in what seemed an endless journey, only to wake up and realize it was just temporary. The reoccurring melodies depict travel; the beginning and end describe growing up, reflecting on being young
Nostalgia was written in response to the social, political and financial chaos my country Puerto Rico has been experiencing in recent years. In essence, Nostalgia is a musical portrait of my feelings toward this situation. More importantly it represents my optimistic and unwavering faith that soon the people of my
Le Batteur is an exploration of some of the most recognizable beats, patterns, fills, and solos that have appeared in the Rush catalog over the past 40 years. Some figures are taken as direct quotes, others are more freely employed against other figures, either through layering, augmentation, or other methods.
Torch is a piece that serves as an exploration of harmony, timbre, and texture within the constraints of a minimalistic approach to the solo marimba. From the closeness of the tone cluster, to the loneliness of the single pitch, to the openness of the perfect fifth and octave, common-tone relationships