Coming of Age (Download)Coming of Age (Download)
Click to enlarge

More images

Purchase

Coming of Age (Download)

for solo marimba and percussion quartet
Level: Medium
Duration: 5:30
Personnel: 5 players
Release Date: 2018
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE18-010DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE18-010DL

Formats Available:



Description

As the title suggests, Chad Heiny’s Coming of Age attempts to narrate a coming-of-age story where the solo marimba part depicts the main character responding and evolving to an ever complicated world, depicted by the percussion quartet. The harmonic language used in the piece is tense at times but ends optimistically, as if looking forward with hope to the future. The solo marimba part is definitely achievable by a decent high school marimbist but was also written with the intermediate to advanced undergraduate player in mind. 

Coming of Age was commissioned by Evan Brown and the North Allegheny High School Percussion Ensemble. it is dedicated to Chad’s son, Christopher Heiny.

Instrumentation

Crotales (low octave) or Glockenspiel

2 Vibraphones (+ 2 bass or cello bows)

Marimba (4.3-octave, low A)

Drums (kick drum, large djembe, cajon)

Metal (Ride cymbal, small crash cymbal, sizzle cymbal, small trashy metal sound/instrument)

Accessories (low/med/high woodblocks, mark tree, 2 small shakers of differing pitch)

Description

As the title suggests, Chad Heiny’s Coming of Age attempts to narrate a coming-of-age story where the solo marimba part depicts the main character responding and evolving to an ever complicated world, depicted by the percussion quartet. The harmonic language used in the piece is tense at times but ends optimistically, as if looking forward with hope to the future. The solo marimba part is definitely achievable by a decent high school marimbist but was also written with the intermediate to advanced undergraduate player in mind. 

Coming of Age was commissioned by Evan Brown and the North Allegheny High School Percussion Ensemble. it is dedicated to Chad’s son, Christopher Heiny.

Instrumentation

Crotales (low octave) or Glockenspiel

2 Vibraphones (+ 2 bass or cello bows)

Marimba (4.3-octave, low A)

Drums (kick drum, large djembe, cajon)

Metal (Ride cymbal, small crash cymbal, sizzle cymbal, small trashy metal sound/instrument)

Accessories (low/med/high woodblocks, mark tree, 2 small shakers of differing pitch)



You may also like...

Sky Music uses an accompanying low-brass octet to provide a warm background and additional melodic depth to a 7-player percussion ensemble.
Duration: 5:40 | Level: Advanced
$36.00
Written for 5 players on 1 marimba, this piece requires artful choreography so each player can execute their individual parts.
Duration: 4:15 | Level: Medium
$32.00
This piece uses a variety of textures, instruments, and techniques to create a driving and intense feel. With complex rhythms and an organic ostinato, this piece offers an intense and entertaining experience.
Duration: 5:00 | Level: Advanced
$43.00
An engaging piece in 5/4 for larger beginning-to-intermediate ensembles.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Easy
$32.00
#TAPSPACE