From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Torke

Michael Torke

General Info

Year: 2009 / 2011
Duration: c. 15:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Marimba and orchestra
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $80.00

Instrumentation (one player per part)

Full Score
Solo Marimba (5.0 octaves)
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (I-II optional A Clarinet; III optional E-flat Alto Clarinet (no parts provided for either of these options))
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion (1 player), including:

  • Cocoa Bean Rattle (shaker)
  • Maraca
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Mojave is a marimba concerto commissioned by the 2010 Tromp International Music Competition and Festival, and written for Colin Currie.

The Mojave Desert, located in southern Nevada and eastern California, is an arid landscape with sparse vegetation. The pulse of the marimba with accompaniment represents the moving panorama as you drive Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This is held together by the 8th notes of the maraca player -- sounding like the dry prickly plant life -- who plays throughout.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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