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Preludes 1-12 (by Kevin Romanski)

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The first volume of a 36 Prelude set, one in each of the twelve major and minor keys with an additional set of twelve atonal works. These pieces exemplify various styles of keyboard composition, forging a link from the pianism of the nineteenth century to the modern age of marimba performance. The Preludes make significant technical demands and require the highest degree of artistry from the player. A 4.3-octave marimba is required. (Beginning to Advanced).

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Musical FeaturesThis collection of etudes is written in a style that comes from the piano writing of the 19th century. Tonal harmonic progressions, simple melodic lines and textures. Each prelude is a short character piece that highlights specific aspects of technique framed in a musical context. This collection features a number of different styles, tempi, expressions, and articulations.
Technical FeaturesAs this piece is a collection of preludes focused on different aspects of technique and musicality, all stroke types and roll types are used throughout.
Each movement is idiomatic
All of these preludes are relatively easy to learn and perform with very few intervallic shifts or advanced technical facility required
DurationEach movement is between 1-3 minutes. Entire book 28-32 min.
InstrumentationMarimba 4.3 Octave - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionMiddle School, High School