Cerulian Landscape was written for solo marimba (5.0) in 2013 for Japanese marimbist Kana Omori. It is a moderately difficult work of 5'40" in length, in a freely composed style and form, progressing through various beautiful and lyrical landscapes.
Afternoon Footprints was written for solo marimba (5.0) in 2014. Highly suitable for the advanced marimba recital, this work will be appreciated by non-marimbists and the general public, as well as performers who want a work that concentrates on musical virtuosity.
Outgoing (original version 2011) is scored for piano, marimba (5.0), timpani and two percussionists, and is approximately 9'30" in length.This is a broad and expansive work, encompassing a number of different styles of music and expressive capabilities of the exciting chamber group.
Somewhere in Africa
Somewhere in Africa There's a Whirlwind was composed in 2010 for two five-octave marimbas. This is an exciting and virtuosic work, written for Marco Schirripa and Sean Gill, who gave the premiere performance and recorded it on Stout's most recent CD, Welcome to Stoutland.
Composer Eric Ewazen Honored with Eastman's Distinguished Alumni Award!
It Was 20 Years Ago Today ...
Eric Sammut is one of today's leading composers and performers for the marimba. But 20 years ago, this week, he was just a virtually unknown marimba player from France ... who earned first place in the world's first ever international marimba competition.
The 1995 Leigh Howard Stevens International Marimba Competition ran from August 8-12, 1995 in Asbury Park, NJ, and featured 61 players from 22 different countries all over the world. Judges included Vida Chenoweth, Hiroyoshi Kita, Bent Lylloff, Leigh Howard Stevens, Gordon Stout and Robert Van Sice.
Some of Sammut's newest compositions: