This wonderful addition to the increasingly impressive body of marimba concertos consists of the three movements – a Latin-infused Divertimento, a Baroque-inspired Passacaglia ending with a virtuosic fugal solo cadenza, and a propulsive & energetic Burlesque.
Genre: Solo Marimba with Wind Ensemble | # of Players: Standard + 1
Level: 5 | Duration: 15:30
Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2
Clarinet in Bb 3
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Horn in F 1/2
Horn in F 3/4
Trumpet in Bb 1
Trumpet in Bb 2
Trumpet in Bb 3
Solo Marimba (5-octave)
Timpani (4 drums)
Percussion 1 (Snare Drum, Slapstick)
Percussion 2 (Triangle, 4 Concert Toms, Tambourine)
Percussion 3 (Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Ratchet, Crash Cymbals, Sleigh Bells)
Percussion 4 (Vibraphone, Bells, Chimes)
Commissioned by the Taiwan Band Association for their 1st Marimba Competition in 2006, Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble consists of three movements. The first movement is a delightful upbeat divertimento occasionally reflecting the Latin-American marimba playing. Using elements of Baroque music as its basis and its inspiration, the second movement is a Passacaglia ending with a challenging marimba cadenza which is a three-part fugue based on the Passacaglia’s main theme. The third movement is a propulsive and energetic Burlesque.
This concerto was premiered by Yun-Ju Chou and the Jouer Band conducted by Francoise Boulanger at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on August 28, 2006.