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Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble

Level: Grade 4
Duration: 9:50
Release Date: 2018
Product ID : TSPCB18-002
Price: $90.00
Item #: TSPCB18-002

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Description

Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble is an exciting and upbeat concerto for solo marimba with wind ensemble accompaniment. Largely in 6/8 & 3/4 time, the musical material of the piece is largely motivic, with various opportunities for the marimba soloist to showcase their abilities. Stylistically, the piece has a fusion/pop style, taking its influences from the music of The Pat Metheny Group.

The solo part is appropriate for an advanced undergraduate or faculty member while the ensemble parts are playable by a high school band and can be easily put together, making it accessible to a wide variety of both school and university programs. It contains the technical complexity admired by soloists with an overall sound and feel that will be accessible to the general public. For a more intimate setting, this piece is also available in an arrangement for marimba and percussion quintet.

Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • 3 Clarinets in B-flat
  • Bass Clarinet in B-flat
  • Contra Alto Clarinet in E-flat (optional)
  • Contrabass Clarinet in B-flat
  • 2 Alto Saxes
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Sax
  • 3 Trumpets in B-flat
  • 2 French Horns in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Double Bass
Percussion (7 players + soloist)
  • Solo Marimba (5-octave*)
  • Percussion 1:   Triangle, Vibraphone
  • Percussion 2:  Suspended cymbal, Marimba (low A)
  • Percussion 3:  Snare drum, Kick drum (w/ pedal), Ride cymbal, Crash cymbal
  • Percussion 4:  Hi-hat, Tambourine
  • Percussion 5:  Shaker, Slaptick
  • Percussion 6:  Congas (2)
  • Percussion 7:  Toms (4), Cowbell

* playable on a low A instrument with minimal alterations (provided in the part)

Reviews

Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble is a rousing concerto for solo marimba with wind ensemble accompaniment that is uplifting and musically satisfying. The piece has a fusion/pop style, taking its influence heavily and to great success from the music of the Pat Metheny Group. The solo part is appropriate for an advanced undergraduate, graduate, or faculty member, while the ensemble parts are meant to be playable by a high school or community band. The drumset part is crucial and will require a player with excellent time and good feel (especially Latin styles). A group that plays with good ensemble cohesion will have no trouble with this beautiful Work.

The solo marimba part offers the performer both traditional soloist moments as well as groove-based sections. The part is technically complex and musically fulfilling and would be a great addition to any soloist’s repertoire. Because of the styles and jazz harmonies used, the piece overall would be widely accessible to any audience in any setting. I highly recommend Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble. It would be an excellent addition to any setting that is looking to feature a marimba soloist. 

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 2, May 2019

Description

Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble is an exciting and upbeat concerto for solo marimba with wind ensemble accompaniment. Largely in 6/8 & 3/4 time, the musical material of the piece is largely motivic, with various opportunities for the marimba soloist to showcase their abilities. Stylistically, the piece has a fusion/pop style, taking its influences from the music of The Pat Metheny Group.

The solo part is appropriate for an advanced undergraduate or faculty member while the ensemble parts are playable by a high school band and can be easily put together, making it accessible to a wide variety of both school and university programs. It contains the technical complexity admired by soloists with an overall sound and feel that will be accessible to the general public. For a more intimate setting, this piece is also available in an arrangement for marimba and percussion quintet.

Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.

Instrumentation

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • 3 Clarinets in B-flat
  • Bass Clarinet in B-flat
  • Contra Alto Clarinet in E-flat (optional)
  • Contrabass Clarinet in B-flat
  • 2 Alto Saxes
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Sax
  • 3 Trumpets in B-flat
  • 2 French Horns in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Double Bass
Percussion (7 players + soloist)
  • Solo Marimba (5-octave*)
  • Percussion 1:   Triangle, Vibraphone
  • Percussion 2:  Suspended cymbal, Marimba (low A)
  • Percussion 3:  Snare drum, Kick drum (w/ pedal), Ride cymbal, Crash cymbal
  • Percussion 4:  Hi-hat, Tambourine
  • Percussion 5:  Shaker, Slaptick
  • Percussion 6:  Congas (2)
  • Percussion 7:  Toms (4), Cowbell

* playable on a low A instrument with minimal alterations (provided in the part)

Reviews

Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble is a rousing concerto for solo marimba with wind ensemble accompaniment that is uplifting and musically satisfying. The piece has a fusion/pop style, taking its influence heavily and to great success from the music of the Pat Metheny Group. The solo part is appropriate for an advanced undergraduate, graduate, or faculty member, while the ensemble parts are meant to be playable by a high school or community band. The drumset part is crucial and will require a player with excellent time and good feel (especially Latin styles). A group that plays with good ensemble cohesion will have no trouble with this beautiful Work.

The solo marimba part offers the performer both traditional soloist moments as well as groove-based sections. The part is technically complex and musically fulfilling and would be a great addition to any soloist’s repertoire. Because of the styles and jazz harmonies used, the piece overall would be widely accessible to any audience in any setting. I highly recommend Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble. It would be an excellent addition to any setting that is looking to feature a marimba soloist. 

—Joe Millea
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 2, May 2019



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