Gordon Stout

Gordon Stout (b.1952) is currently Professor of Percussion at the School of Music, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., where he has taught percussion since 1980. A composer as well as percussionist who specializes on marimba, he has studied composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson and percussion with James Salmon and John Beck. As a composer-recitalist he has premiered a number of his original compositions and works by other contemporary composers. Many of his compositions have already become standard repertoire for marimbists world-wide. His recordings are devoted not only to his own music, but also that of the general standard repertoire by important American composers. A frequent lecture-recitalist for the Percussive Arts Society, he has appeared at 12 International PAS Conventions to date, as featured marimbist, as well as at Days of Percussion in almost every state in the country. He has performed and taught throughout the United States and Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Spain, England, Puerto Rico, Hungary and Mexico . Gordon was inducted in to the PAS Hall of Fame in November of 2012 at PASIC-Austin. Gordon was on the Jury of the 1st and 2nd Leigh Howard Stevens International Marimba Competitions during the summers of 1995 and 1998. In the summer of 1998 he was a featured marimbist at the World Marimba Festival in Osaka, Japan and he was a member of the jury for the 2nd and 3rd World Marimba Competitions in Okaya, Japan and Stuttgart, Germany respectively. In the summer of 2006 he was a member of the jury at the International Marimba Competition in Linz, Austria. On new years day in 2006 he conducted a 100 person marimba orchestra in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan as part of the Taiwan International Percussion Convention. His composition New York Triptych for marimba orchestra was commissioned by PAS and performed at the 50th Anniversary celebration of PASIC in 2011. Gordon's compositions are published by Keyboard Percussion Publications and Studio 4 Music, divisions of Marimba Productions, Inc.
Website: gordonstout.net

From Gordon Stout

Choro No. 5 (Toccata)

$25.00

This is the fifth in a series of seven compositions titled Choro. Gordon Stout tried to incorporate certain stylistic aspects of the Choro from Brazil and Argentina in these compositions, as well as explore different instrumental combination with the marimba.
Instrumentation: marimba 5.0, soprano saxophone, violin, classical guitar, acoustic bass and percussion (small hand drum)

This is the fifth in a series of seven compositions titled Choro. Gordon Stout tried to incorporate certain stylistic aspects of the Choro from Brazil and Argentina in these compositions, as well as explore different instrumental combination with the marimba.
Instrumentation: marimba 5.0, soprano saxophone, violin, classical guitar, acoustic bass and percussion (small hand drum)

Choro No. 6 (Bossa)

$35.00

This is the sixth in a series of seven compositions titled Choro. Gordon Stout tried to incorporate certain stylistic aspects of the Choro from Brazil and Argentina in these compositions, as well as explore different instrumental combination with the marimba.
Instrumentation: marimba 5.0, soprano saxophone, violin, classical guitar, acoustic bass and percussion (small hand drum)

This is the sixth in a series of seven compositions titled Choro. Gordon Stout tried to incorporate certain stylistic aspects of the Choro from Brazil and Argentina in these compositions, as well as explore different instrumental combination with the marimba.
Instrumentation: marimba 5.0, soprano saxophone, violin, classical guitar, acoustic bass and percussion (small hand drum)

Choro No. 7 (The Road Less Traveled)

$40.00

This is the seventh in a series of seven compositions titled Choro. Gordon Stout tried to incorporate certain stylistic aspects of the Choro from Brazil and Argentina in these compositions, as well as explore different instrumental combination with the marimba.
Instrumentation: marimba 5.0, soprano saxophone, violin, classical guitar, acoustic bass and percussion (small hand drum)

This is the seventh in a series of seven compositions titled Choro. Gordon Stout tried to incorporate certain stylistic aspects of the Choro from Brazil and Argentina in these compositions, as well as explore different instrumental combination with the marimba.
Instrumentation: marimba 5.0, soprano saxophone, violin, classical guitar, acoustic bass and percussion (small hand drum)

Desperate Attitudes

$60.00

“Desperate Attitudes” is already accepted and established as a standard repertoire work. “In your face” mallet parts with a really “urban” edge, but it also has tremendous lyrical and harmonic impact.

“Desperate Attitudes” is already accepted and established as a standard repertoire work. “In your face” mallet parts with a really “urban” edge, but it also has tremendous lyrical and harmonic impact.

Diptych No. 4

$20.00

Diptych No. 4 is a duo for marimba and percussionist. Gordon Stout (percussion) and Leigh Howard Stevens (marimba) performed the world Premiere in 1986. As with all of Gordon’s Diptych works, the work is in a highly contrasting two-part form.

Diptych No. 4 is a duo for marimba and percussionist. Gordon Stout (percussion) and Leigh Howard Stevens (marimba) performed the world Premiere in 1986. As with all of Gordon’s Diptych works, the work is in a highly contrasting two-part form.

Duo Concertante

Available For Rental Only

This 19-minute piece for two marimbas and wind ensemble was written for two advanced marimba players. In a theme and variations format it explores the musical and textural relationship between the marimbas and wind ensemble.

This 19-minute piece for two marimbas and wind ensemble was written for two advanced marimba players. In a theme and variations format it explores the musical and textural relationship between the marimbas and wind ensemble.

Eisenhower’s Rondo

$25.00

In this work from the 1970’s, Stout celebrates the spirit of the Balkan people. Infectious rhythms and advanced techniques make this work a joy to perform and to listen to.

In this work from the 1970’s, Stout celebrates the spirit of the Balkan people. Infectious rhythms and advanced techniques make this work a joy to perform and to listen to.

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