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for solo marimba
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:30
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCS21-010DL
Price: $16.00
Item #: TSPCS21-010DL

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Description

Francisco Perez describes Lukas’ Lexicon as “a short study in chordal motion for the intermediate marimbist.” Musically, this motion is driven by a catchy groove, interspersed with more lyrical chorale phrases. These wildly contrasting moods are inspired by Perez’s cat, Lukas, who was adopted during the composer’s college years.

This work calls for quick changes of style and technique, providing a well-rounded and easily-listenable piece of repertoire for recitals, lessons, or contests!

This solo can also be found in The Blue Book - Volume 3 along with over 40 other solos for snare drum, drum set, mallet keyboard, and timpani.



Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

  • Solo marimba (low A)*

*Includes optional notes for a 5-octave (low C) marimba.

Reviews

This short, intermediate solo is packed with great material for the developing marimbist. Francisco Perez writes that the piece was “inspired by my cat Lukas’ wildly contrasting moods… this work challenges the performer to quickly switch between a wide variety of styles and techniques throughout its three main sections.” This piece is written for 4.3-octave marimba but has optional notes for a 5-octave. It can also be found in The Blue Book – Volume 3, a collection of over 40 solos for snare drum, drum set, keyboard, and timpani written by University of Kentucky alumni.

The first section begins with a few measures of rubato playing. These soft, slow sections tend to work well to draw the audience in. The next phrase then sets up the groove of the A section, but at a slower, more reserved tempo. The rest of the A section is rhythmic and fun with four-note chords at the front of nearly every measure followed by a lot of rhythms interlocking between hands. The B section is a ten-measure chorale, followed by the final section, which is a return to A material. There is a lot of great material and contrasting styles packed into about 3½ minutes of music.

I recommend this piece for an advanced high school student or any college marimbist who is ready to explore the idea of formal structure. “Lukas’ Lexicon” would make a great choice for performance in a student class.

—Justin Bunting
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 2, April 2022

Description

Francisco Perez describes Lukas’ Lexicon as “a short study in chordal motion for the intermediate marimbist.” Musically, this motion is driven by a catchy groove, interspersed with more lyrical chorale phrases. These wildly contrasting moods are inspired by Perez’s cat, Lukas, who was adopted during the composer’s college years.

This work calls for quick changes of style and technique, providing a well-rounded and easily-listenable piece of repertoire for recitals, lessons, or contests!

This solo can also be found in The Blue Book - Volume 3 along with over 40 other solos for snare drum, drum set, mallet keyboard, and timpani.



Use of this product is governed by the license terms outlined here.

Instrumentation

  • Solo marimba (low A)*

*Includes optional notes for a 5-octave (low C) marimba.

Reviews

This short, intermediate solo is packed with great material for the developing marimbist. Francisco Perez writes that the piece was “inspired by my cat Lukas’ wildly contrasting moods… this work challenges the performer to quickly switch between a wide variety of styles and techniques throughout its three main sections.” This piece is written for 4.3-octave marimba but has optional notes for a 5-octave. It can also be found in The Blue Book – Volume 3, a collection of over 40 solos for snare drum, drum set, keyboard, and timpani written by University of Kentucky alumni.

The first section begins with a few measures of rubato playing. These soft, slow sections tend to work well to draw the audience in. The next phrase then sets up the groove of the A section, but at a slower, more reserved tempo. The rest of the A section is rhythmic and fun with four-note chords at the front of nearly every measure followed by a lot of rhythms interlocking between hands. The B section is a ten-measure chorale, followed by the final section, which is a return to A material. There is a lot of great material and contrasting styles packed into about 3½ minutes of music.

I recommend this piece for an advanced high school student or any college marimbist who is ready to explore the idea of formal structure. “Lukas’ Lexicon” would make a great choice for performance in a student class.

—Justin Bunting
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 2, April 2022


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