Before The Beginning

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Julie Spencer


General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Norsk
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00

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Instrumentation

Marimba

Quartet Version - Marimba Quartet


Program Notes

“Before the Beginning” was written during a time of new beginnings. I had just begun studying tabla, West African drumming, jazz harmony, and improvisation at CalArts in Los Angeles. I went back to the marimba one day to write this piece for a student’s recital. It was cathartic. The peaceful intensity of Before the Beginning made me think about keeping a calm center in the middle of so much change. Shortly afterwards I recorded Before the Beginning for the first time in the studio of the late French film composer Michel Colombier. This was one of his favorite pieces of mine.

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

After The Storm - Marimba
Almost 5 A.M. - Marimba
Ask - Vibraphone
Bamboo Leaf - Marimba
Before The Beginning - Marimba; Marimba Quartet
Brothers In Peace - Marimba
Chelsea Window - Marimba
Color Suite - Marimba
Ecstatic Sunlight on the Mountain Snow - Marimba
Ecstatic Sunlight Suite - Marimba
The Emperors New Clothes - Marimba
Elim - Marimba
Fire Elves - Marimba
Glowing Horizon at Dawn - Marimba
Gomer in the Desert - Marimba
Grateful Metamorphosis - Percussion Ensemble
Ice Cream - Marimba
Hot Chai - Marimba Duet; Marimba, Bass Clarinet
Mountain Spring - Marimba
Pink Elisa Spring - Marimba; Marimba Duet
Soulhouse Suite - Marimba
Summer Music - Marimba
Swirling Light in the Mist by the Sea - Marimba
Tranquility - Vibraphone
Tree Song - Marimba, Flute Duo; 2 Marimbas; Marimba, Piano
Tree Song - Marimba Duo and Orchestra - Marimba Duo and Orchestra
Tribeca Sunflower - Marimba; Marimba Quartet; World Music Ensemble
Waterfalls - Marimba
Waterfalls Concerto - Marimba and Orchestra; Marimba and Percussion Ensemble
When You Hear The Soft Roar When There Is No Sound - Percussion Ensemble
White Squirrel - Marimba
Wild Heron - Marimba


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