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Three Banditos, The

for trio on one marimba
Level: Med-Easy
Duration: 2:10
Personnel: 3 players
State Lists: Missouri | Florida | Texas | Wisconsin
Release Date: 2012
Product ID : TSPCE-74
Price: $30.00
Item #: TSPCE-74

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


Description

Designed to expose young players to the concept of odd meters and Mexican folk music, Brian Slawson's The Three Banditos places three players onto one marimba. The result is a fun and educational piece that is both light and rhythmic. 

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.


Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low A

Shared Recordings

Reviews

Composer Brian Slawson has designed and composed a marimba trio for one 4.3-octave marimba, which recreates the character of the beautiful folk music of the Mexican marimba with the added challenge of multi-meter shifts from 5/8 to 3/8 and 3/4.  The overall design of this two-minute ensemble is three-part structure (ABA) with the two fast sections sandwiching a lyrical middle section only 12 measures in length. Two-mallet technique is utilized throughout this ever-so-brief composition tonally set in F major. The three parts are in harmony, not unison, throughout this work.

This keyboard ensemble would be quite appropriate for the pre-college set of keyboard percussionists who have developed solid intermediate-level technique and rhythmic independence with shifting meters. Although memorization is not indicated to be a performance necessity, it would certainly enhance the performance of this unique trio on one marimba.

–Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 

Description

Designed to expose young players to the concept of odd meters and Mexican folk music, Brian Slawson's The Three Banditos places three players onto one marimba. The result is a fun and educational piece that is both light and rhythmic. 

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.


Instrumentation

  • Marimba—low A

Shared Recordings

Reviews

Composer Brian Slawson has designed and composed a marimba trio for one 4.3-octave marimba, which recreates the character of the beautiful folk music of the Mexican marimba with the added challenge of multi-meter shifts from 5/8 to 3/8 and 3/4.  The overall design of this two-minute ensemble is three-part structure (ABA) with the two fast sections sandwiching a lyrical middle section only 12 measures in length. Two-mallet technique is utilized throughout this ever-so-brief composition tonally set in F major. The three parts are in harmony, not unison, throughout this work.

This keyboard ensemble would be quite appropriate for the pre-college set of keyboard percussionists who have developed solid intermediate-level technique and rhythmic independence with shifting meters. Although memorization is not indicated to be a performance necessity, it would certainly enhance the performance of this unique trio on one marimba.

–Jim Lambert
Percussive Notes 
Vol. 51, No. 3, May 2013 



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