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Mojave

From Wind Repertory Project
Michael Torke

Michael Torke


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 15:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $90.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Marimba
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Cocoa Bean Rattle (shaker)
  • Maraca
  • Tambourine


Errata

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.


Performances

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  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Mast, conductor; Mike Truesdell, marimba) – 15 April 2016


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