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

The Other Side (of Silence)

$18.00

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!

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!

Two Mexican Dances

$15.00

Gordon Stout’s Two Mexican Dances are a standard in the percussion community. This work has been recorded and performed in recital many time over. Each of the movements may be played in conjunction or independently of each other.

Gordon Stout’s Two Mexican Dances are a standard in the percussion community. This work has been recorded and performed in recital many time over. Each of the movements may be played in conjunction or independently of each other.

Uninhabited Admittance

$15.00

Uninhabited Admittance is a many faceted composition for solo 5.0 marimba. It is lyrical, jazzy, rhythmically varied, and a great deal of fun to play. Highly recommend for the advanced marimba recital.

Uninhabited Admittance is a many faceted composition for solo 5.0 marimba. It is lyrical, jazzy, rhythmically varied, and a great deal of fun to play. Highly recommend for the advanced marimba recital.

Welcome to Stoutland

$12.00

This most recent recording from composer Gordon Stout contains chamber music for marimba and other instruments, written from 2002-2012. The musicians that have collaborated on the music contained in this album are superb, playing percussion, violin, marimba, drum kit, and snare drums.

This most recent recording from composer Gordon Stout contains chamber music for marimba and other instruments, written from 2002-2012. The musicians that have collaborated on the music contained in this album are superb, playing percussion, violin, marimba, drum kit, and snare drums.

Whatever’s More

$10.00

This 5.0-octave marimba solo, while not full of Stout’s customary intricacies and technical challenges, is intensely poetic and passionate – a performance challenge in and of itself. The nature of the piece is that of a lullaby. With a quarter-note pulse that is woven throughout, the music has a lilting and rocking quality.

This 5.0-octave marimba solo, while not full of Stout’s customary intricacies and technical challenges, is intensely poetic and passionate – a performance challenge in and of itself. The nature of the piece is that of a lullaby. With a quarter-note pulse that is woven throughout, the music has a lilting and rocking quality.

Whatever’s More 2

$40.00

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 Stout’s most beautiful compositions.

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 Stout’s most beautiful compositions.

Wood That Sings

$15.00

The title reflects the composer’s concept of the marimba as the “wood that sings”. Inspired by various works for solo guitar, this 2-mallet composition gives players a chance to exploit the expressive capabilities of the marimba.

The title reflects the composer’s concept of the marimba as the “wood that sings”. Inspired by various works for solo guitar, this 2-mallet composition gives players a chance to exploit the expressive capabilities of the marimba.

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