Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra (Ewazen)

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Eric Ewazen

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: KPP
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00




String Orchestra

Violin 1
Violin 2
Double Bass

Program Notes

Commissioner: She-e Wu
Dedication: Taipei firefighters
Premiere Date: 13 November 1999
Premiere People: She-e Wu with Moment Musical Orchestra


Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, written for virtuoso She-E Wu, is considered to be one of the flagships of the marimba repertoire, as well as one of the most popular concertos played by percussionists. Performing it is a daunting task indeed, as it requires extraordinary accuracy and attention to detail, as well as mastery of all strokes usable by a marimbist...not to mention that the entire concerto is nearly 30 minutes long. All that being said, the concerto is one of the most beautiful pieces written for the instrument, composed in Ewazen's neo-romantic harmonic language.


Movement 1: Andante / Allegro Vivace
Movement 2: Andante Cantabile
Movement 3: Allegro con Fuoco

Commercial Discography

Recent Performances

Daniele Palma with Orchestra Bohéme

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra (Ewazen) - Marimba; Orchestra
Eternal Dance of Life - Percussion Quintet; Wind Ensemble
Introit - Marimba; Trumpet
Introit (Timp) - Timpani; Wind Ensemble
Northern Lights - Marimba
The Palace of Nine Perfections - Percussion Ensemble (12)
Toccata for Marimba and Piano - Marimba; Piano
Symphony for Percussion (Ewazen)

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