MomentsMoments
Click to enlarge

Purchase

Moments

for solo marimba
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: Mvt 1 = 3:10, Mvt 2 = 5:30
State Lists: Missouri
Release Date: 2010
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPCS-20
Price: $16.00
Item #: TSPCS-20

Formats Available:


The recordings were performed by Alex Wier, for whom the composition was written.


Description

Moments is a solo work in two movements for 5-octave marimba by composer Robert McClure. Movement 1 (for john) is an homage to John Cage and is written to coax a full, rich sound from the instrument, often at extremely soft dynamic levels in order to create a mood that is sensitive, hypnotic, and introspective.

Movement 2 (for morton) was written to honor the influence Morton Feldman has had on the composer for liberating sound from the construction of a composition. Somewhat free-form in nature, the notation is set out in a visual clock-like diagram that leaves certain elements such as the starting point in the cycle and note duration up to the discretion of the performer.


These recordings were performed by Alex Wier, for whom the composition was written.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low C

Description

Moments is a solo work in two movements for 5-octave marimba by composer Robert McClure. Movement 1 (for john) is an homage to John Cage and is written to coax a full, rich sound from the instrument, often at extremely soft dynamic levels in order to create a mood that is sensitive, hypnotic, and introspective.

Movement 2 (for morton) was written to honor the influence Morton Feldman has had on the composer for liberating sound from the construction of a composition. Somewhat free-form in nature, the notation is set out in a visual clock-like diagram that leaves certain elements such as the starting point in the cycle and note duration up to the discretion of the performer.


These recordings were performed by Alex Wier, for whom the composition was written.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low C


You may also like...

As the title suggests, it's built on a repeating pattern introduced in the left hand. This pattern places accents on a cycle of beats which will make this an outstanding technical etude as well as recital piece.
Duration: 5:30 | Level: Medium
$15.00
A touching and accessible piece that will engage audiences and offer soloists a chance to showcase their technique and expressive performance qualities.
Duration: 9:30 | Level: Medium
$14.00
This short, intermediate work for solo marimba features a cheerful and uplifting melody.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Medium
$14.00
A touching marimba solo that depicts the rustic farmlands of Door County, Wisconsin.
Duration: 3:35 | Level: Med-Advanced
$16.00
#TAPSPACE