Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble

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Clifton Taylor

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: Grade 4 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tapspace
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $0.00




Wind Ensemble
3 Clarinets in B-flat
Bass Clarinet in B-flat
Contra Alto Clarinet in E-flat (optional)
Contrabass Clarinet in B-flat
2 Alto Saxes
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
3 Trumpets in B-flat
2 French Horns in F
3 Trombones
Double Bass
Percussion (7 players + soloist)
Solo Marimba (5-octave*)
Percussion 1: Triangle, Vibraphone
Percussion 2: Suspended cymbal, Marimba (low A)
Percussion 3: Snare drum, Kick drum (w/ pedal), Ride cymbal, Crash cymbal
Percussion 4: Hi-hat, Tambourine
Percussion 5: Shaker, Slaptick
Percussion 6: Congas (2)
Percussion 7: Toms (4), Cowbell

Program Notes

Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble is an exciting and upbeat concerto for solo marimba with wind ensemble accompaniment. Largely in 6/8 & 3/4 time, the musical material of the piece is largely motivic, with various opportunities for the marimba soloist to showcase their abilities. Stylistically, the piece has a fusion/pop style, taking its influences from the music of The Pat Metheny Group.

The solo part is appropriate for an advanced undergraduate or faculty member while the ensemble parts are playable by a high school band and can be easily put together, making it accessible to a wide variety of both school and university programs. It contains the technical complexity admired by soloists with an overall sound and feel that will be accessible to the general public. For a more intimate setting, this piece is also available in an arrangement for marimba and percussion quintet or a version for marimba and piano.[1]




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Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble - Marimba; Wind Ensemble
Concertpiece for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble - Marimba; Percussion Quintet

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