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Marimba Quartet No. 2 (Download)

for eight hands on two marimbas
Level: Advanced
Duration: 5:40–8:00
Personnel: 4 players
State Lists: Texas
Pages: 28
Release Date: 5/30/2017
Product ID : TSPCE17-007DL
Price: $34.00
Item #: TSPCE17-007DL

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Description

Marimba Quartet No. 2 is a bright, energetic piece by up-and-coming composer/percussionist Christopher Bradford. This work is full of rhythmic and harmonic twists and turns that weave an intricate but beautiful web for four players on two instruments. Two of the players share a 4.3-octave (low A) marimba while the other two share a 5-octave (low C) marimba. 

The performers must be comfortable with quickly-changing odd time signatures over which harmonic and/or melodic elements often drift, both inside and outside of these time signatures. Evolved listening skills are essential, the results of which make for an excitingly fresh and challenging new piece of music.

An abridged version of Marimba Quartet No. 2 was premiered in the summer of 2016 by the Portland Percussion Group as part of their Call for Scores. This shorter version is also provided through edits marked in the score, allowing flexibility to suit different programming requirements.

Instrumentation

  • 2 marimbas—(1) low A*, (1) low C**

*Shared by players 1 & 2
**Shared by players 3 & 4

Shared Recordings



Portland Percussion Group performs the "abridged" version of the work.

Description

Marimba Quartet No. 2 is a bright, energetic piece by up-and-coming composer/percussionist Christopher Bradford. This work is full of rhythmic and harmonic twists and turns that weave an intricate but beautiful web for four players on two instruments. Two of the players share a 4.3-octave (low A) marimba while the other two share a 5-octave (low C) marimba. 

The performers must be comfortable with quickly-changing odd time signatures over which harmonic and/or melodic elements often drift, both inside and outside of these time signatures. Evolved listening skills are essential, the results of which make for an excitingly fresh and challenging new piece of music.

An abridged version of Marimba Quartet No. 2 was premiered in the summer of 2016 by the Portland Percussion Group as part of their Call for Scores. This shorter version is also provided through edits marked in the score, allowing flexibility to suit different programming requirements.

Instrumentation

  • 2 marimbas—(1) low A*, (1) low C**

*Shared by players 1 & 2
**Shared by players 3 & 4

Shared Recordings



Portland Percussion Group performs the "abridged" version of the work.


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