Over the Moon

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Daniel Berg

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Range: 4.0 Octave Range C3-C7
Publisher: KPP
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00




Program Notes


This three-minute solo marimba piece for the advanced player is written in a fluid, impressionist style reminiscent of Debussy. Performance notes indicate that the piece has its harmonic roots in the music of the rock group Deep Purple, although is sounds more like “La Mer” than “Smoke On the Water.” It is unmetered (although loosely interpreted in 4/4) and there are freely interpreted rhythmic subdivisions. The work is primarily a four-mallet arpeggiated melody utilizing the entire range of a four-octave marimba. Although it is played quite fast on the recording, it could be interpreted much slower, if desired. Due to its brevity, “Over The Moon” would make an excellent recital encore piece or a short solo work in a concert setting.[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

1966 - Mallets
3 Etudes - Marimba
Cattelin - Marimba
December - Marimba (low A)
Over the Moon - Marimba
Stockholm groove II - Marimba

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