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Mood for a Day (Howe)

arranged for solo marimba by Rick Dior
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:00
State Lists: Florida | Wisconsin | Missouri | Texas
Release Date: 2014
Product ID : TSPCS-62
Price: $15.00
Item #: TSPCS-62

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Description

Fans of the progressive rock band Yes will no doubt jump at this arrangement of Steve Howe’s guitar solo, Mood for a Day, from their album Fragile. Marimbists have been playing guitar music for years, and this clever, flamenco-style arrangement is a shining example of why that trend exists. Intended to be played molto espressivo, the work’s improvisatory nature offers performers plenty of opportunity to add in their own flair.

Mood for a Day comes as a full, bound score.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low A

Reviews

Behold, classic-rock enthusiasts! If you frequently tune-in to “Classic Vinyl,” this arrangement of Yes guitarist Steve Howe’s famous solo may soon find its way into your repertoire.

Arranged for 4.3-octave marimba and at just over three minutes in length, this piece would provide an accessible challenge to an advanced high school student as well as the old-timers. The work is in ABA form. The performer must be comfortable with left-handed octaves, as this is where younger students may have more difficulty. 

I really like to see accessible works written with intermediate players in mind. I think this will soon become a state solo, and ensemble favorite.

—T. Adam Blackstock
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 1, March 2015 

Description

Fans of the progressive rock band Yes will no doubt jump at this arrangement of Steve Howe’s guitar solo, Mood for a Day, from their album Fragile. Marimbists have been playing guitar music for years, and this clever, flamenco-style arrangement is a shining example of why that trend exists. Intended to be played molto espressivo, the work’s improvisatory nature offers performers plenty of opportunity to add in their own flair.

Mood for a Day comes as a full, bound score.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low A

Reviews

Behold, classic-rock enthusiasts! If you frequently tune-in to “Classic Vinyl,” this arrangement of Yes guitarist Steve Howe’s famous solo may soon find its way into your repertoire.

Arranged for 4.3-octave marimba and at just over three minutes in length, this piece would provide an accessible challenge to an advanced high school student as well as the old-timers. The work is in ABA form. The performer must be comfortable with left-handed octaves, as this is where younger students may have more difficulty. 

I really like to see accessible works written with intermediate players in mind. I think this will soon become a state solo, and ensemble favorite.

—T. Adam Blackstock
Percussive Notes
Vol. 53, No. 1, March 2015 



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