Two books in one binding, 106 pages. Six Suites for Violoncello solo BWV 1007-1012 Transcribed for Marimba by Leigh Howard Stevens. Marimbist's Guide to Performing Bach by Leigh Howard Stevens. Introduction and musical text edited by Dominik Sackmann.
With the title “welcome white-man,” this piece is reminiscent of a trip to Ghana. The piece is based in 7/8 time to give a feeling of unfamiliarity while the tonality and composition techniques emulate a traditional Gyli player (Degara region xylophone).
A standard repertoire piece for all aspiring young players. Water and Fire was the second prize winner in the 1982 PAS composition competition. "Destined to become part of the serious artist/performers repertoire." (PAS Review)
Elements of African, Latin, Gamelan and Jazz Fusion. Can be performed as an unaccompanied solo or with any number of doublings in unison or at the octaves. Great for marimbistic get-togethers when several players know the work.