A Solemn Music

A Solemn Music2018-10-30T00:21:30+00:00

Project Description

22 min.

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Andrew Eldridge, solo marimba, premiere performance at Texas Wesleyan University
live recording


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  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

Commissioned by

Andrew Eldridge, Assistant Professor of Percussion, Texas Wesleyan University


January 2014 by Andrew Eldridge at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas

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

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