A relaxed bluesy movement is followed by a quick perpetual motion study. Thought he marimba starts out with a more accompaniment role, it quickly takes its place next to the saxophone for the second movement.
Genre: Duet for Alto Saxophone & Marimba | # of Players: 2 Level: Medium | Duration: 2:10
Program Notes The first movement, Chillin’, has a very relaxed feel and is loosely based on the blues scale. The marimba opens the piece with a simple single line, before settling into a more accompanimental rolled of sustained chords. There are a few exposed moments for the marimba in a solo context, but the movement is led by the jazzy sound of the saxophone. The second movement, Hoppin’, is a quick perpetual motion study set primarily in 3/8. The marimba takes on a role more equal to the saxophone in this movement. Great for a university level recital.