A Promise for Emily by Mark Ford is a beautiful arrangement of his marimba solo, Promise Me, dedicated to his daughter Emily. The original solo can be found in Ford’s marimba book, #MarimbaBaby, also published by Musicon Publications.
Featuring two marimbas and two vibraphones, A Promise for Emily is a sweet song that allows the ensemble to develop two main themes. All four players perform with four-mallets as the music dances back and forth between the instruments. Ensembles and audiences alike will enjoy A Promise for Emily.