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Two Rivers

for solo marimba
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 3:35
Release Date: 2018
Delivery Method: Physical
Product ID : TSPCS18-006
Price: $16.00
Item #: TSPCS18-006

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Description

Peter Naughton composed Two Rivers through his tenure at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin. The pastoral sounds of this charming marimba solo were inspired by the rich farmlands and rustic architecture of that stretch of land. The piece features a main, song-like melody which is embellished throughout. As the piece progresses, the harmonies supporting this melody become more and more dissonant, with the original melody restated at the end, in its original unadorned form.

Two Rivers ships in a printed, professionally bound folio with a full color cover.

Instrumentation

Solo marimba—low C

Reviews

This is a well-written, lyrical marimba solo in the style of a gentle Americana hymnal. Peter Naughton originally conceived it of while teaching at the Birch Creek Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin. “Two Rivers” clearly reflects the imagery of Door County’s vast farmlands and rustic architecture.

This is a wonderful piece for anyone looking for something that is both lyrical and expressive while remaining calm and serene. For players looking to work on their melodic phrasing and overall musicality, this is the perfect piece. It has a very clear melody and harmony that offers a lot in how the piece is balanced and voiced.

While the technical demands are not overly difficult, a good handle on interval changes and shifting positions is required. A good sense of pacing from phrase to phrase is also essential. Over all ‘’Two Rivers” is a worth addition to any high school and collegiate marimba library. It would also be a lovely piece for a junior or senior recital.

–Joe Millea
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 57, No. 3, July 2019

Description

Peter Naughton composed Two Rivers through his tenure at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin. The pastoral sounds of this charming marimba solo were inspired by the rich farmlands and rustic architecture of that stretch of land. The piece features a main, song-like melody which is embellished throughout. As the piece progresses, the harmonies supporting this melody become more and more dissonant, with the original melody restated at the end, in its original unadorned form.

Two Rivers ships in a printed, professionally bound folio with a full color cover.

Instrumentation

Solo marimba—low C

Reviews

This is a well-written, lyrical marimba solo in the style of a gentle Americana hymnal. Peter Naughton originally conceived it of while teaching at the Birch Creek Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin. “Two Rivers” clearly reflects the imagery of Door County’s vast farmlands and rustic architecture.

This is a wonderful piece for anyone looking for something that is both lyrical and expressive while remaining calm and serene. For players looking to work on their melodic phrasing and overall musicality, this is the perfect piece. It has a very clear melody and harmony that offers a lot in how the piece is balanced and voiced.

While the technical demands are not overly difficult, a good handle on interval changes and shifting positions is required. A good sense of pacing from phrase to phrase is also essential. Over all ‘’Two Rivers” is a worth addition to any high school and collegiate marimba library. It would also be a lovely piece for a junior or senior recital.

–Joe Millea
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 57, No. 3, July 2019



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