Andrew Eldridge, Assistant Professor of Percussion, Texas Wesleyan University
January 2014 by Andrew Eldridge at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
The three “songs” in this set are studies in deep moods of contemplation. There are no stories being told, but the patient laying out of line shapes with pauses, and the simple beauty of the marimba tone allow a quiet opening for personal reflection. My own sense of this music is the release and clearing of old patterns of thought and feeling. A Solemn Music was written for Texas marimbist Andrew Eldridge.