5 Piece for Marimba Volume 4
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
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.
Works for Percussion by this Composer
Concerto for Marimba and Strings
Concerto N° 2 pour Marimba et Harmonie
America’s Cup Concerto for multi-percussion and full orchestra
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