Spiral Passages

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Jon Metzger

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: Medium
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $18.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Marimba - 4 Mallets

Program Notes

Commissioned by marimbist Danny Frye, Spiral Passages is one of the first pieces to successfully integrate several styles of music into one piece. Metzger’s jazz background helps to infuse the improvisatory elements in the piece, while his keen sense of musical form and direction round out the classical side. The moods of the composition range from sweet to playful to angry to serene and back again. You can hear a recording on marimba artist Nathan Daughtrey's CD, “Spiral Passages” (also available from C. Alan).




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