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Prelude Op. 11 No. 7 (by Clair Omar Musser)

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Musical FeaturesThe piece is tonal. It begins in D, shifts to Bflat, and ends in D. Tonality is explored through the use of chromaticism.
Meter: 12/8, Allegretto = 132 The piece is in ABA form, beginning fast, contrasting slow section, and then Tempo I ending.
Composer is detailed in his expressive markings, with a wide variety of dynamics and musical terms
Technical FeaturesStroke types: Single Independent, Single alternating, double vertical
Roll Types: middle section is rolled, but no indication of type
Opening and ending sections utilize interval changes from 4ths to 3rds, sometimes rapidly. The middle section focuses mainly on intervals of a 5th, with the widest interval being a 6th.
The hands are mainly working together without much independence.
Technically idiomatic
Duration5 minutes
InstrumentationMarimba 4.3 Octave - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionHigh School