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Ceaseless Staircase

for marimba and percussion quintet
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 5:15
Personnel: 6 players
Release Date: 2024
Product ID : TSPCE24-003
Price: $42.00
Item #: TSPCE24-003

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Description

M.C. Escher’s Ascending and Descending (1960) depicts a series of faceless figures trudging up and down never-ending stairs. The feelings of disorientation and monotony this visual work conjures in many have been quite cleverly bottled and made palatable in Ceaseless Staircase by Matthew Kilby.

Written for an experienced marimba soloist and percussion quintet, the piece employs various harmonic and rhythmic devices that depict a sense of unending routine; however, Kilby has accomplished this with sparks of musical energy that make it anything but tedious to perform or listen to.

Ceaseless Staircase ships as a fully bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for either printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Solo Marimba — low A (optional low F)

Glockenspiel

2 Vibraphones

Percussion — bongos, djembe, pandeiro (or tambourine), ribbon crasher, snare drum (w/ brushes), water triangle (or triangle w/o water)

Description

M.C. Escher’s Ascending and Descending (1960) depicts a series of faceless figures trudging up and down never-ending stairs. The feelings of disorientation and monotony this visual work conjures in many have been quite cleverly bottled and made palatable in Ceaseless Staircase by Matthew Kilby.

Written for an experienced marimba soloist and percussion quintet, the piece employs various harmonic and rhythmic devices that depict a sense of unending routine; however, Kilby has accomplished this with sparks of musical energy that make it anything but tedious to perform or listen to.

Ceaseless Staircase ships as a fully bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for either printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Solo Marimba — low A (optional low F)

Glockenspiel

2 Vibraphones

Percussion — bongos, djembe, pandeiro (or tambourine), ribbon crasher, snare drum (w/ brushes), water triangle (or triangle w/o water)



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