Solo Marimba and Wind Ensemble
University of Arizona Wind Ensemble, Gregg I. Hanson, cond., Drew Lang, Marimba
On the album Maslanka: Concertos (2000)
Solo Mar | Picc Fl-3 Ob-2(2»EH) EbCl Cl-3 BCl CbCl Bsn-2 Cbsn ASx-2 TSx BSx | Hn-4 Crt-3 Tpt-2 Tbn-2 BTbn Euph-2 Tuba-2 | Vc-3 DB | Hp Timp Perc-3
- Solo Marimba
- Flute (3)
- Oboe (2), (2 doubles English Horn)
- Clarinet in E♭
- Clarinet in B♭ (3)
- Bass Clarinet in B♭
- Contrabass Clarinet in B♭
- Bassoon (2)
- Alto Saxophone (2)
- Tenor Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
- Horn in F (4)
- Cornet (3)
- Trumpet in B♭ (2)
- Trombone (2)
- Bass Trombone
- Euphonium (2) (sub. Baritone if needed)
- Tuba (2)
- Violoncello (3)
- Double Bass
- Required Percussion (3 players)
- Bass Drum
- Snare Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Tom-toms (4) (2 bongos, med. tom, tenor drum)
- Suspended Cymbal (3 lg.)
- Gong (med.)
- Sleigh Bells
The United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C.
8 November, 1990 by the United States Air Force Band, Steven Grime, conductor, Randall Eyles, solo marimba, for the Percussive Arts Society Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
Notes for performers
This concerto was scored for the specific forces of the U.S. Air Force Band. The Air Force Band features three cellos. The cello sound is important to this score but the parts have been cued into other instruments for the convenience of bands that do not have cellos available to them.
This concerto was written for a five-octave marimba. Passages using the low octave may be adapted for smaller instruments. No amplification is needed for the marimba.
The solo marimba part has been edited by Randall Eyles.
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