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Peach Dance (by Gordon Stout)

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Musical FeaturesPeach Dance was composed in 2008 and is dedicated to Tony McCutchen and the University of Georgia Percussion Studio. If one has studied, heard, or played some of Stout’s previous compositions, Peach Dance will sound very familiar musically. Much of the melody is played by the right hand in 6ths while the left hand provides rhythmic and melodic counterpoint. Sections of the piece shift in character from energetic dances, to long melodies over constant eighth notes, to a section of “snappy” rhythm, as the composer describes it.
Technical FeaturesThis piece is a great choice for younger students looking to play in Stout’s style, but maybe not quite ready for repertoire as challenging as pieces like Sedimental Structures and Rumble Strips. Technically, this piece has all the hallmarks of Stout’s compositional style. The hands are often playing against one another rhythmically and phrasing independently across a large span of the instrument. Stout includes lots of musical information in the score, such as tempo markings and manipulations, accents, tenuto markings, slurs and breath marks.
DurationApprox. 4 ½ minutes
InstrumentationMarimba 5.0 Octave - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionHigh School, College/Professional