Higuita!
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Higuita!

for quartet on one marimba
by Stephen Whibley
Price: $32.00
Duration: 1:45
Pages: 8
Level: Advanced
Personnel: 4 players
State Lists: Indiana
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Description

What has 8 legs, 61 keys, and is known as “El Loco?” ¡Higuita!, that’s what. You’ll have to read the program notes to find out why. This piece is written as a short, flashy encore piece to showcase four players sharing one marimba.

 

Composed for the British percussion quartet 4-MALITY by Stephen Whibley (BBC Concert Orchestra percussionist), ¡Higuita! is a mad-fast guaracha that will sizzle when played with groovy flair. If audiences were wowed by your concert, they’ll be doing scorpion kicks for this encore!

 

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

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All percussion sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.

Instrumentation/Setup

5-octave Marimba (shared by four players)
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