Four Corners: Concerto for Marimba

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Carl Nielsen


Movement 1: Maine Woods (Henry David Thoreau's Retreat)
Movement 2: Key West (Hemingway's Home)
Movement 3: Big Sur (John Steinbeck's Backdrop)
Movement 4: Mount Desolation (Jack Kerouac's Quiet Place)





Woodwinds: Piccolo & Flute 1/2 & Oboe 1/2 & English Horn & Soprano Clarinet & Clarinet 1/2 & Bass Clarinet & Bassoon 1/2 & Contrabassoon
Brass: French Horn 1/2/3/4 & Trumpet 1/2/3 & Trombone 1/2/3 & Tuba
Percussion: Timpani & Bass Drum & Hand Cymbals & Suspended Cymbal & Gong & Triangle
String: Violin & Viola & Cello & Double Bass

Program Notes

This work is a series of tone poems, featuring marimba and orchestra that depicts American locales as presented by notable American authors. I employed a neo-tonal compositional approach to portray these musical scenes.

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