Rich O'Meara

Rich O’Meara is most known for his compositions for marimba that are
performed and recorded throughout the world. His critically acclaimed solo
album, Red Chard, features works for solo marimba, chamber percussion,
electronic music, and improvisation. His work has been featured on the
NPR program “New Sounds” and the PBS documentary “The Music Instinct,
Science and Song”. He presented a master class and concert of his works at
the Eighth International Festival of Percussion in Argentina and has
received four ASCAP Plus awards.
As a founding member of Silent Orchestra, he began a collaboration with
Carlos Garza to develop and perform new scores for classic silent films.
They have appeared at museums, theaters, and film festivals throughout
the U.S., as well as at PASIC in 2001. Their scores for the iconic films
Nosferatu (1922) and Salome (1923) are available on DVD.
Working with playwright/actor David Kessler, he created and performed
music for two live multi-media theater productions during the Capital
Fringe Festival in Washington, DC.
O’Meara has performed with Kwo’m Percussion, Sandbox Percussion, One
Earth Percussion Theatre, the Contemporary Music Forum, the National
Symphony Orchestra, and as a soloist, with the Kitchener-Waterloo
Symphony and The Women Composer’s Orchestra. Along with the
members of So Percussion and his son, Kevin O’Meara, he has played with
the Dan Deacon Ensemble and appears on Deacon's albums Bromst,
America, and the soundtrack for Well Groomed. He is an active member of
the experimental music scene, and has produced three albums with Colla
Parte, a quartet that creates music in the moment.
Rich and his wife, Patsy, currently live in Bethel, Connecticut with their
extended family and four dogs.
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From Rich O'Meara

Impromptu

$15.00

Rich O’Meara’s new piece for marimba consists almost exclusively of double lateral and single alternating strokes, has many tempo fluctuations and is improvisatory in nature. However, it looks a little more difficult and is a little longer than the typical O’Meara solo marimba piece you may be used to.- Julia Gaines, Percussive Notes

Rich O’Meara’s new piece for marimba consists almost exclusively of double lateral and single alternating strokes, has many tempo fluctuations and is improvisatory in nature. However, it looks a little more difficult and is a little longer than the typical O’Meara solo marimba piece you may be used to.- Julia Gaines, Percussive Notes

looking at ‘r’

$25.00

A second-place winner in the 1999 PAS composition contest for keyboard duet. Looking at “r” is a terrifically fun and accessible marimba duo. Once you hear it you will want to play it! Medium difficulty but sounds hard.

A second-place winner in the 1999 PAS composition contest for keyboard duet. Looking at “r” is a terrifically fun and accessible marimba duo. Once you hear it you will want to play it! Medium difficulty but sounds hard.

Puzzle Piece

$25.00

Each individual part is of moderate difficulty but the parts fit together without too much difficulty into a much more complex and interesting completed puzzle – just as the title suggests.

Each individual part is of moderate difficulty but the parts fit together without too much difficulty into a much more complex and interesting completed puzzle – just as the title suggests.

Restless

$10.00

A great introduction to many of the modern marimba techniques such as double lateral strokes. A short, sweet, and high quality “groove” piece influenced by minimalism.

A great introduction to many of the modern marimba techniques such as double lateral strokes. A short, sweet, and high quality “groove” piece influenced by minimalism.

Tune for Mary O.

$10.00

An unusually lyrical work with a minimalistic influence. Based on Irish folk themes, “Tune for Mary 0.” is a fine recital work that uses a blend of lateral sticking techniques to create melodic and accompanimental patterns.

An unusually lyrical work with a minimalistic influence. Based on Irish folk themes, “Tune for Mary 0.” is a fine recital work that uses a blend of lateral sticking techniques to create melodic and accompanimental patterns.