Project Description

Listen Now
Andrew Eldridge: premiere performance at Texas Wesleyan University

Perusal Score
PDF, 220 KB
(Opens in new window)


Sheet Music
Buy Score and Parts
(Maslanka Press)


Recordings

Instrumentation
Mar


Commission
Commissioned by Andrew Eldridge, Assistant Professor of Percussion, Texas Wesleyan University

Program Note
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.

Program Note by David Maslanka