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Manfred Menke

Manfred Menke

Subtitle: For Mallet-Quintett

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 5:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gretel-Verlag
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €16.50


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

  • Marimba I-II-III-IV (IV or Vibraphone)
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The title is derived from "Minimal Music", and that says almost everything about the type of composition. I wrote it for Die 3 lustigen 5, a ludicrous ensemble from my student days.

The mini quintet was created, while I was living in Vechta, on a “ stubble market ” weekend. I hardly noticed any of this, however, since I was fully occupied with the ostinati figures, which shift rhythmically against each other in a sophisticated way and weave into a polyphonic harmonic context. Perhaps that is why it has a lively, happy mood.

- Program Note by composer (rendered from the German by Google Translate)


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Menke, M. (1992). Miniquintett : für Malletquintett [score]. Gretel: Dinklage, Ger.