Concerto for Marimba and Symphonic Band (Rosauro)

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Ney Rosauro

General Info

Published Date: 1992
Duration: 18:00
Difficulty: Advanced
Publisher: PROPERCUSSA Brasil
Cost: Score - $90.00

Movements

I) Saudação (Greetings)
II) Lamento (Lament)
III) Dança (Dance)
IV) Despedida (Farewell)

Instrumentation

Solo: Marimba

Symphonic Band

Program Notes

The Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra was written in June and July of 1986 in Brasilia and is dedicated to the composer’s son Marcelo. The work was originally written for marimba and string orchestra but has also a piano reduction and versions with accompaniment of Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Band (Wind Ensemble).

With the commercial success of a 1990 CD and video by Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto rapidly came to be regarded as part of the standard literature for percussion. It is considered to be the most popular marimba concerto of all times, and has been performed by more than 3.000 orchestras worldwide.

The concerto contains four movements – unusual for the concerto form ? which follow the fast-slow-fast pattern, with the medium tempo third movement inserted before the vigorous finale. Some Brazilian motifs and jazz elements are used throughout the piece, which contains strong rhythmic patterns and catchy melodies. The marimba leads the thematic material throughout much the piece, and as a result, the marimba part of certain movements can be performed solo, without orchestral accompaniment. The solo part explores the many possibilities of modern four-mallet technique, and according to reviews from Percussive Notes magazine “the concerto is superbly written for the unique timbre and virtuoso technical qualities of the marimba.”

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Solo Work

Bem-Vindo - Vibraphone
Brazil 500 Years - Multiple Percussion
Cenas Amerindias N.1 and N.2 - Multiple Percussion
Choro Bachiano - Marimba
Prelude and Blues - Vibraphone
Reflexos - Multiple Percussion
Seven Brazilian Children Songs - Marimba
Sonata Lebensabschnitte - Vibraphone/Marimba
Sonatina para caixa clara - Snare Drum
Suite Brazil 500 - Multiple Percussion; Wind Ensemble
Suite Popular - Marimba
Ten Beginning Studies for Multiple Percussion - Multiple Percussion
Three Moods - Marimba
Three Preludes - Marimba
Toccata and Divertimento - Vibraphone/Marimba
Valencia (solo) - Marimba
Variações para quatro tom-toms - Multiple Percussion
Variações sobre um tema do Rio Grande - Marimba
Variations over Evelyn Glennie's "A Little Prayer" - Marimba
Vibes Etudes and Songs - Vibraphone

Concertos

Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Marimba; Percussion Ensemble
Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Marimba; String Orchestra
Concerto for Marimba and Symphonic Band (Rosauro) - Marimba; Symphonic Band
Concerto for Marimba and Brass Band (Rosauro) - Marimba; Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Marimba; Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and String Orchestra (Rosauro) - Marimba; String Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Wind Ensemble (Rosauro) - Marimba; Wind Ensemble
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Marimba; Percussion Ensemble
Concerto for Timpani and String Orchestra (Rosauro) - Timpani; String Orchestra
Concerto for Timpani and Wind Ensemble (Rosauro) - Timpani; Wind Ensemble
Concerto for Timpani and Brass Band (Rosauro) - Timpani; Brass Band
Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Timpani; Percussion Ensemble
Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Vibraphone; Orchestra
Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Vibraphone;Percussion Ensemble
Concerto No. 2 for Vibraphone and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Vibraphone; Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Vibraphone and String Orchestra (Rosauro) - Vibraphone; String Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Vibraphone; Percussion Ensemble
Double Concerto for Marimba and Timpani and Orchestra - Marimba; Timpani; Orchestra
Double Concerto for Marimba and Timpani and Chamber Orchestra - Marimba; Timpani; Chamber Orchestra
Double Concerto for Marimba and Timpani and Symphonic Band - Marimba; Timpani; Symphonic Band
Double Concerto for Marimba and Timpani and Percussion Ensemble - Marimba; Timpani; Percussion Ensemble
Rhapsody for Solo Percussion and Jazz Ensemble- Multiple Percussion; Jazz Ensemble
Rhapsody for Solo Percussion and Orchestra - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Rhapsody for Solo Percussion and Piano - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Rhapsody for Solo Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble - Vibraphone; Percussion Ensemble (8)

Percussion Ensemble

A Message to a Friend - Percussion Duo
Cadencia para Berimbau - Percussion Quartet
Cenas Brasileiras, Baiao and Frevo - Percussion Quartet
Five Cirandas Brasileiras - Vibraphone; Marimba
Fred No Frevo - Marimba Quartet
Japanese Overture - Percussion Octet
Mitos Brasileiros (Brasilian Myths) - Percussion Quartet
Samba (no. 3 of Brazilian Scenes) - Percussion Sextet
Suite Popular Brasileira - Percussion Sextet
Two Brazilian Steel Dances - Percussion Ensemble (7) - Steel Drums
Valencia - Percussion Ensemble (10); Double Bass
MOTHER EARTH, FATHER SKY - Percussion Octet

Reference