Project Description

Solo Marimba and Wind ensemble. (1990) 20′

Instrumentation

Solo Mar | Picc Fl-3 Ob-2(2»EH) EbCl Cl-5 CACl BCl CbCl Bsn-2 Cbsn ASx-2 TSx BSx | Hn-4 Crt-3 Tpt-2 Trb-3 Bar-2 Tuba-2 | Hp Timp Perc-3 Vc-3 DB-2



Program Note

This piece has more the nature of a fantasia than a classical concerto. It is in two large halves, the first very quiet and serene, devoted to rhapsodic melody and transparent textures, and the second starting with a huge dynamic build up and then moving through a relatively brief spurt of fast and fierce music before settling to a quiet and transcendent close.

Program note by David Maslanka.