Repertoire Search

Avner Dorman

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Four Marimbas (2017)
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Percussion Ensemble
Year Composed
2017
Duration
9 Minutes
Orchestration
Availability
Sale from Rental Library Explain this...
Programme Note
Avner Dorman Four Marimbas (2017)
Composer note:
Four Marimbas explores the variety of sounds, rhythms, and tonal combinations of the marimba. In three movements, related somewhat like a baroque concerto grosso, the tempos alternate fast, slow, fast. The first movement switches between a joyous theme inspired by Middle Eastern modes and rhythms, and atmospheric episodes that employ a variety of scales from around the globe. The second movement is an aria that explores various expressive qualities of the marimba. Some of the parts ‘sing’ the main melodic line, while others accompany it with choral style chords that utilize the unique quality of interlocking marimba tremolos. The last movement, Presto, returns to the main scales and keys used in the first movement, but the main theme is now chordal and rhythmic in nature, while the connecting episodes are more melodic. Intense rhythms build energy, and the progressions spiral out from a single chord to encompass all octaves of the instrument ever expanding towards the ecstatic end.

— Avner Dorman

Performances
Close X

Newsletter Signup

Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from Music Sales Classical.
Your data is secure and you can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy




Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2019 Music Sales Classical. Part of the Music Sales Group.