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Concerto No 2 for Marimba and Wind Ensemble

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General Info

Year: 2001 / 2014
Duration: c. 24:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Marimba and orchestra
Publisher: Ney Rosauro
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $180.00   |   Score Only (digital) - $90.00


1. Water Running in High Mountain
2. Reflections and Dreams
3. Walking on Clouds


Full Score
Solo Marimba
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Concerto Nº2 for Marimba was originally written for five octave marimba and full symphony orchestra. The work was composed during the summer of 2001 and was sponsored by a grant from the University of Miami. The concerto lasts approximately 24 minutes and is dedicated to the marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe.

The concerto is written in three movements:

I) Water Running in High Mountain has two contrasting themes and depicts the way water makes its path down rocky mountain slopes.

II) Reflections and Dreams starts with a quote from J.S. Bach and develops into a romantic and somewhat mystical atmosphere. Later, a new theme in a lively and contrasting tempo is introduced, which serves as a motive for a fugato movement that is developed before the main themes return.

III) Walking on Clouds has a lively tempo, but its soft melody and rhythmic structure in a 5/4 meter evokes an image of music coming from the clouds. The fugato idea that appears in the second movement returns in this movement before the solo cadenza. In the cadenza, the wooden sound played with the rattan handles of the sticks depicts an old tradition of African balaphones. A quote from a Keiko Abe theme follows, and excerpts of the main themes of the concerto reappear. After the re-exposition of the main themes, a coda using the same vigorous motive from the introduction concludes the work in an uplifting mood.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren D. Olfert, conductor) – 29 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


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