Two Illusions is a pair of fun 2-mallet solos for the developing marimbist – Moonlight Shadow & Vicious Fishes. Each solo pairs simpler technical challenges with elements you would find in a higher-level piece, such as grand staff and mixed meter.
Genre: Marimba (2-mallet) | # of Players: 1 Level: Medium | Duration: 5:00
Instrumentation Marimba (4-octave)
Program Notes Two Illusions is a pair of fun 2-mallet solos for the developing marimbist.
Moonlight Shadow pairs simpler technical challenges with the musicality and grand staff notation of a higher-level piece. Its emotional story arc makes learning fun and will be a hit with performer and audiences alike.
Vicious Fishes matches simpler technical challenges with a striking harmonic palette and mixed meter. Watch out for the surprise ending!
*Vicious Fishes only requires a 3-octave instrument.
Two Illusions by Matt Moore offers two contrasting moods which are very well handled. This exciting musical compositions of Moonlight Shadow and Vicious Fishes both bring out a sense of adventure. Although they may not seem challenging pieces, they are excellent compositions for teaching dynamics, balance of tone, and phrasing. Vicious Fishes uses an intense, rhythmic, driving sound which compels the audience to keep listening intently. Definitely worth it!!Katrina
Dec 11th 2020