Storm is an exciting and beautiful marimba duet that takes the listener through the journey of what it’s like to experience a storm in 3 phases: Approach, Storm, and Calm. Providing a challenge for the performers, it is an enormous amount of fun to play and is an exhilarating experience for the audience.
Genre: Duet for 2 Marimbas | # of Players: 2 Series: N/A Level: Difficult | Duration: 12:15
Program Notes Storm is a 3-movement marimba duet meant to evoke the aesthetic of experiencing a storm. The first movement, Approach, alternates between two ideas: an aggressive and chromatic rhythmic motive performed in octaves meant to represent the lingering anxiety of knowing that a storm is approaching, and a more beautiful and melodic motive that shows the optimistic but still worrisome side of preparing for a storm. The second movement, Storm, is aggressive and heavily chromatic, emulating the chaos and violence of a storm. The finale, Calm, is a tonal chorale consisting of drones and slow moving lines, evoking the feeling of the calm after the storm. Each movement consists of a recurring chord progression, creating a sense of stability and survival even when a storm is raging.