Episoden für Marimba

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Toni Roeder


General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c. 8:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Zimmermann
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


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Instrumentation

Marimba



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Review

Episoden is an enigmatic work mainly because it goes down to a low C, a fourth below even the new 4 1/2 octave instruments. Is this an oversight or is Roeder the first composer to foresee a trend towards an even lower range? At the same time, this work is the most suited for recital performance. The piece is very short (under six minutes) yet has four movements entitled "Prolog," "Valse," "Fantasy" and "Intermezzo." The Prolog demands ability to play a one-handed roll but only on one note (often more difficult than other configurations) and it is used in a very simple form. Even though the Valse movement is very short (under one minute) it reminded me of La Valse by Ravel with its sense of music somehow coming through a fog. The Fantasy is rondo like with several glissandi. The Intermezzo is a rather simple-minded working of a rhythmic figure. For me the most disappointing aspect of the piece is the trite ending. - Michael Rosen[1]


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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Change - Percussion Duo
Der junge Solist - Multiple Percussion
Episoden für Marimba - Marimba
Episodium für 5 Pauken in 4 Sätzen - Timpani
Habanera - Multiple Percussion, Clarinet
Inventionen - Multiple Percussion, Flute
Kadenzen für Schlagzeug - Multiple Percussion
Kurzoper - Multiple Percussion
Madrigale - Multiple Percussion, Oboe
Percussionsmarsch Nr. 1 - Percussion Quartet
Schlagzeug spielen macht Spass - Concertino - Percussion Octet
Zehn Schlagzeug-Duos - Percussion Duo



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References

  1. http://www.pas.org/resources/research/research-compositions