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Romance de Amor

arranged for solo marimba by Ralph Hicks
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:50
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Product ID : TSPCS-48
Price: $16.00
Item #: TSPCS-48

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


Description

Romance de Amor is considered an excellent and common introductory piece for beginning guitar students. Known by several titles (Estudio en Mi de Rubira, Romance de Espana), and with an unknown composer (believed to be 19th century), there have been many interpretations over the years.

In this marimba arrangement, Ralph Hicks incorporates some basic 4-mallet foundations every developing marimbist should be versed in. Chords and arpeggios are clearly outlined with common rotation strokes employed, and much room for dynamic and expressive exploration is encouraged. With the technical skills utilized and the freedom for musicianship, this should be on the repertoire list for every up-and-coming marimbist!

This piece ships as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full-color cover.


Let Them Drum! A portion of the proceeds from this title will go to Let Them Drum!—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing recreational drum therapy treatments and performance opportunities for the special needs and assisted living communitites in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low A

Reviews

The popularity of guitar transcriptions for marimba has continued to flourish, and this beautiful arrangement is no exception. Traditionally used as an introductory piece for beginning guitar students, this short piece (four minutes) is ideal for a young marimbist to work on technique and musicality.

The piece begins and ends with a cadenza-like passage marked “Tender and Expressive” and gives the performer a chance to experiment with shaping and musical expression. The piece is written in ternary form (ABA) beginning in E minor and then moving to the parallel major in the B section. With few exceptions, the middle section uses the 4-3-2 permutation with the melody in mallet 4 and the bass in mallet 1.

All of the stickings are clearly marked throughout the piece. However, there are no written dynamics. Since this is a student-level piece, more information is better than none. I would have preferred to see written dynamic levels, especially for students who may not be studying with a private instructor.

–Dave Gerhart
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 5, September 2013

Description

Romance de Amor is considered an excellent and common introductory piece for beginning guitar students. Known by several titles (Estudio en Mi de Rubira, Romance de Espana), and with an unknown composer (believed to be 19th century), there have been many interpretations over the years.

In this marimba arrangement, Ralph Hicks incorporates some basic 4-mallet foundations every developing marimbist should be versed in. Chords and arpeggios are clearly outlined with common rotation strokes employed, and much room for dynamic and expressive exploration is encouraged. With the technical skills utilized and the freedom for musicianship, this should be on the repertoire list for every up-and-coming marimbist!

This piece ships as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full-color cover.


Let Them Drum! A portion of the proceeds from this title will go to Let Them Drum!—a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing recreational drum therapy treatments and performance opportunities for the special needs and assisted living communitites in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding areas.

Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low A

Reviews

The popularity of guitar transcriptions for marimba has continued to flourish, and this beautiful arrangement is no exception. Traditionally used as an introductory piece for beginning guitar students, this short piece (four minutes) is ideal for a young marimbist to work on technique and musicality.

The piece begins and ends with a cadenza-like passage marked “Tender and Expressive” and gives the performer a chance to experiment with shaping and musical expression. The piece is written in ternary form (ABA) beginning in E minor and then moving to the parallel major in the B section. With few exceptions, the middle section uses the 4-3-2 permutation with the melody in mallet 4 and the bass in mallet 1.

All of the stickings are clearly marked throughout the piece. However, there are no written dynamics. Since this is a student-level piece, more information is better than none. I would have preferred to see written dynamic levels, especially for students who may not be studying with a private instructor.

–Dave Gerhart
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 5, September 2013



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