A charming and expressive solo for marimba that allows the modern marimbist to get a second look at Satie's music from another angle. Perfect for an interim piece on your next recital.
Genre: Marimba (4-mallet) | # of Players: 1 Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 4:30
Instrumentation Marimba (5-octave)
Program Notes Erik Satie’s piano work Pièces Froides (1897) is comprised of two three-movement pieces, the first of these being Airs à faire fuir (tunes to make you run away), the second, Danses de travers (slanted dances). Satie (1866-1925) often wrote music around a single idea yet, approaching it from several different ways—much like a visual artist studying a subject from many perspectives before painting. His music is at times, antithetical to, and perhaps reactionary to the soaring heights of the late nineteenth-century virtuoso performer, and the Wagnerian sense of “music-for-posterity” that the twentieth-century inherited.