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Watch the Melting Glaciers

duet for marimba and piano
Level: Medium
Duration: 5:30
Personnel: 2 players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida
Release Date: 2009
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPCD-09
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCD-09

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Description

Watch the Melting Glaciers is an intermediate level composition for two-mallet marimba and piano. It utilizes the polyrhythm of four over three, which is also found in the speech cadence of the title itself. 

Delineated in seven sections, Glaciers is a programmatic composition loosely constructed around the subject of global warming. Built on a major/minor tonality, it has a sound that is both accessible and contemporary. The element of improvisation is employed in one section, and improvisational suggestions are offered in the performance notes.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing a video of the piece being performed, an audio recording for reference, and both the solo and accompaniment parts available for printing.

Check out Gary Fieldman's brand new CD (released 2016), Grasp the Swallow's Tail, which features Watch the Melting Glaciers.

Performed by Gary Fieldman (marimba) and Maxim Lubarski (piano)

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—4-octave
  • Piano

Shared Recordings

Performed by Joseph Menditto and Charmaine Ramos

Reviews

"Immaculate in every way, Watch the Melting Glaciers focuses on the flawless marimba-playing of Fieldman. The blending of the piano and marimba is gorgeous. It juxtaposes tension and ease with two instruments enhancing the beauty of the other. Shifting effortlessly from fast to slow rhythms, this [piece] navigates through quiet waters and intense rapids. The stunning contrasts makes one appreciate the beauty of stillness and the lure of the wild."

--Stacey Zering
No Depression Magazine (September, 2016)

Description

Watch the Melting Glaciers is an intermediate level composition for two-mallet marimba and piano. It utilizes the polyrhythm of four over three, which is also found in the speech cadence of the title itself. 

Delineated in seven sections, Glaciers is a programmatic composition loosely constructed around the subject of global warming. Built on a major/minor tonality, it has a sound that is both accessible and contemporary. The element of improvisation is employed in one section, and improvisational suggestions are offered in the performance notes.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing a video of the piece being performed, an audio recording for reference, and both the solo and accompaniment parts available for printing.

Check out Gary Fieldman's brand new CD (released 2016), Grasp the Swallow's Tail, which features Watch the Melting Glaciers.

Performed by Gary Fieldman (marimba) and Maxim Lubarski (piano)

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—4-octave
  • Piano

Shared Recordings

Performed by Joseph Menditto and Charmaine Ramos

Reviews

"Immaculate in every way, Watch the Melting Glaciers focuses on the flawless marimba-playing of Fieldman. The blending of the piano and marimba is gorgeous. It juxtaposes tension and ease with two instruments enhancing the beauty of the other. Shifting effortlessly from fast to slow rhythms, this [piece] navigates through quiet waters and intense rapids. The stunning contrasts makes one appreciate the beauty of stillness and the lure of the wild."

--Stacey Zering
No Depression Magazine (September, 2016)



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