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for marimba quartet
Level: Medium
Duration: 2:30
Personnel: 4
State Lists: Missouri | Florida | Texas
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-63DL
Price: $30.00
Item #: TSPCE-63DL

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


Description

This piece by Dustin Schulze is neither a real tango, nor does it have anything to do with actual raspberries. But it’s tasty and might make you want to dance a little. Written for four marimbas (2-mallets each), Raspberry Tango is a short, light, and entertaining piece which utilizes counterpoint and syncopation to create a colorful fabric of marimba texture. It would work great as an interlude between larger works in percussion concerts, or on its own as a way for mallet players to practice blending within a small ensemble. 

Instrumentation

  • 4 marimbas—(3) low A, (1) low F

Reviews

This very short (two minutes, 30 seconds) and overpriced marimba quartet would be playable by a middle school or young high school percussion ensemble. However, if you are looking for an exciting work to dazzle the audiences, you might look elsewhere.

Several repeated sections make this piece a quick learn. The technical demands are very light and should be easily accessible. All parts require two mallets, and each is centric to the respective playing register. The rhythms are almost exclusively based around eighth-note syncopation.

In my opinion, this work is a little cheesy and far too expensive. You must print your own parts from a CD-ROM; however, it is nice that the CD includes a practice mp3.

–T. Adam Blackstock 
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

This piece by Dustin Schulze is neither a real tango, nor does it have anything to do with actual raspberries. But it’s tasty and might make you want to dance a little. Written for four marimbas (2-mallets each), Raspberry Tango is a short, light, and entertaining piece which utilizes counterpoint and syncopation to create a colorful fabric of marimba texture. It would work great as an interlude between larger works in percussion concerts, or on its own as a way for mallet players to practice blending within a small ensemble. 

Instrumentation

  • 4 marimbas—(3) low A, (1) low F

Reviews

This very short (two minutes, 30 seconds) and overpriced marimba quartet would be playable by a middle school or young high school percussion ensemble. However, if you are looking for an exciting work to dazzle the audiences, you might look elsewhere.

Several repeated sections make this piece a quick learn. The technical demands are very light and should be easily accessible. All parts require two mallets, and each is centric to the respective playing register. The rhythms are almost exclusively based around eighth-note syncopation.

In my opinion, this work is a little cheesy and far too expensive. You must print your own parts from a CD-ROM; however, it is nice that the CD includes a practice mp3.

–T. Adam Blackstock 
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 


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