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Gravity

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Marc Mellits

Marc Mellits


Subtitle: For 2 Vibraphones and 2 Marimbas (or 2 Vibraphones, 2 Marimbas and Bass Marimba)


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 10:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Marc Mellits
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V (4-5 players), including:

  • Vibraphone I-II
  • Marimba I-II-III (III optional)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Mellits gave Gravity its abstract title after realizing how the music created a feeling of depth and falling or of drawing objects to the center. Mellits refers to the piece as having different textures that fall, combine, and get increasingly faster; these textures produce a “gravitational pull in the music.” This musical pull can also be felt through tempo shifts that use metric modulations, accelerandi, and subito tempo changes. Mellits was eager to use this compositional device with percussionists: “Percussionists can do that. Get four guys together. BAM! Hit another tempo. It’s exciting to see them do that.” Mellits confidently wrote challenging ensemble parts with percussionists in mind to execute them.

- Program Note by Oliver Neil Molina in The percussion music of Marc Mellits: 1994-2016


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