5 Piece for Marimba Volume 4

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Emmanuel Séjourné

General Info

Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 00:13:35
Cost: $32.75




5 Pieces pour Marimba Solo by Emmanuel Séjourné contains a handful of short pieces that are all audience-friendly and accessible to advanced high school or early college percussionists. Each solo has a different compositional style:

  • Balafon is named after a Guinean percussion instrument and features a lot of playing on different zones of the bars to create color differences on the fly. The entire piece is a melody, with no harmony - it sounds like a traditional Guinean tune.
  • Ambira is inspired by Ethiopian rhythms, featuring bar dampening and intentional buzzing to recreate the sound of the actual ambira instrument.
  • Akadinda may be the most popular movement, featuring two completely independent lines that interweave (sometimes in a very complicated way) in a style inspired by the traditional Ugandan instrument of the same name.
  • Generalife is much more aggressive and rhythmic, and is suggested to be played in a brutal style.
  • Pretexte is a groovy, jazz-based solo completely unlike everything else in the book.


1. Balafon
2. Ambira
3. Akadinda
4. Generalife
5. Pretexte

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Percussion Concerto

Concerto for Marimba and Strings
Concerto N° 2 pour Marimba et Harmonie
America’s Cup Concerto for multi-percussion and full orchestra
Carmina 86
Concerto pour Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble
Concerto pour 3 Percussions and Wind Orchestra
Concerto pour Percussion solo and Wind Orchestra
Concerto for Vibes & Strings
Concerto Fuoco for Marimba / Percussion & Brass-band
Magellan Concerto for Percussion & Strings
Double Concerto for Vibes, Marimba & Orchestra
Double Concerto for Vibes, Marimba & Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Suite pour Marimba et Quatuor de percussions
Famim II
Martian Tribes
African Songs Trio
African Songs Duo