Sammut's Four Rotations have become some of the most frequently performed works for solo marimba. And this new arrangement re-imagines the catchy rhythms, memorable melodies and swinging, jazzy harmonies of the original - for marimba and string quintet.
This piece attempts to create a kind of wavering sustain by tasking each marimba with a similar-but-different part in the same register. That sound inspired the name of the work. The title is also meant to hint at the two most important musical forces in the piece: meters and mediants.
Earth Tones was composed in 2011 for the RoseWind Duo (Clifford Leaman, saxophone and Scott Herring, marimba). It is written as a series of seven short descriptive movements, each portraying one of the diverse environments found on the planet Earth.
The Other Side (of Silence) is a beautiful new composition for 5.0 marimba. It winds its way through a variety of sections in different styles, moods and textures, but always returns to a place of happiness and joy!
Morphic Resonance is a difficult work for solo 5.0 marimba. As it morphs through many different styles and sections it will challenge the most advanced marimbist, while providing a rewarding musical experience.
This arrangement of Eric Sammut's Rotation 1 by Andrea Venet is for a percussion ensemble of 10-14 players. With an expansion of orchestration and the addition of percussion parts, this arrangement provides a fun and groovy addition to your program.
Mirages is an original piece with four movements written for vibraphone, marimba, double bass, drums and clarinet/bass clarinet. The composition expresses four different musical moods and personalities.
Domenico Scarlatti (1695-1757) was an Italian composer best known for his 555 keyboard sonatas. The keyboard sonatas were composed mainly for the harpsichord or early fortepiano. This collection includes Sonata in G Major K.2 L.388 and Sonata in e minor K. 98 L.325 arranged for solo marimba.
Concerto for Timpani, Percussion and Winds was commissioned and composed in 2004 for Robert McCormick and the University of South Florida Percussion Symphonic Wind Ensemble. In this concerto, the solo timpanist, winds and percussion section interact equally in the transformation and development of thematic materials.
This marimba part to this version is exactly the same as the original for solo marimba (2010). There are now additional string parts (two violins, viola, and cello) to accompany this solo. An even more beautiful version of one of my most beautiful compositions.
My very first composition employing vibes in a solo context. This duo is for EASTHAMA, the mallet duo consisting of Lindsey Eastham and Hiromu Nagahama, who were winners of the Duo Category at the last Southern California International Marimba Compeition in 2013.
Manhattan Escapades was written in 2012 for two marimbas, both requiring a 5.0 instrument. Premiered at Ithaca College in 2014 with Gordon Stout and Kate Burns (Vorel).