Digital Dances No. 3 is the third in a series of marimba quartets based heavily on video game and electronic dance music. The constant driving pulse and changing meters keep the excitement to the very end. The work is scored for either quartet or quintet, for groups of varying ability, and may be performed on only 3 instruments, if necessary.
Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 4-5
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 6:00
Marimba 1 (4.0-octave)[can be shared w/ Mar. 4]
Marimba 2 (4.3-octave)[can be shared w/ Mar 4a]
Marimba 3 (4.3-octave)[opt. notes for 5.0-octave]
Marimba 4 (5-octave)*
*Also included are parts for Marimba 4a and 4b, which turns this into a quintet.
Marimba 4a & 4b replace Marimba 4 and require a 5.0-octave instrument.
Digital Dances No. 3 is the third in a series of marimba quartets based heavily on video game and electronic dance music. It employs a relentless, driving pulse and constantly changing meters, with harmonic influences from both popular and modern classical genres. The work is scored such that it can be performed as either a quartet or quintet, to accommodate varying ability levels, and requires only three total marimbas (1 5.0-octave for quartet, 2 for quintet), if necessary.
Digital Dances No. 3 was commissioned by Dr. Corey Robinson and the University of Texas-Tyler Percussion Ensemble, who premiered the work at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, in San Antonio, TX on February 14, 2019.