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Matt Moore

General Info

Year of Composition: 2020
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Difficulty: Grade 5
Duration: 7:35
Cost: $18.00


Player 1: Marimba

Program Notes

“Surface” is for an advanced marimba soloist. It is an attempt to provide tremendous musical depth for the performer while remaining engaging and listenable for an audience. While finishing very differently than it begins, the piece is connected by two motifs, each taking a musical journey through meter and harmony. In composing and performing the piece, I imagined visuals relating to the concept of a “surface” in some way: a textured top, a stark geometric exterior, an undulating sea, an emergence of something previously hidden. I hope the performer can find their own meaning and connection, and that this piece can serve as an enjoyable vehicle for the performer’s unique musical expression.

Recent Performance

Works for Percussion by this Composer


Downshift - Snare Drum
More of Us - Marimba
Music for Vibraphone and Electronica - Vibraphone, Electronics
PixelPop - Marimba
Quad Damage - Solo Tenor Drums
Sad Marimba & Mysterious Marimba - Marimba
Spicy Jam - Marimba
Surface - Marimba
Uma Para Ela - Marimba


​Aquarium (Saint-Saens) - Percussion Sextet
​Christmas Time is Here (Guaraldi) - Percussion Sextet
Cohesion - Percussion Duo
Critical Mass - Percussion Ensemble 12
Enchantment - Percussion Quintet
Imminent Launch - Percussion Quintet
OnRush - Percussion Quintet
Rocket Science - Percussion Sextet
Rogue Agent - Percussion Sextet
Seeing the World - Marimba Quartet
Stealing the Sandblade - Marimba Quartet
Symphony No. 5: Scherzo (Prokofiev) - Percussion Ensemble 12
Three Paintings for Marimba and Snare Drum - Percussion Duo
Together (Moore) - Marimba Quartet
Under Attack! - Percussion Quintet
Vector - Percussion Octet, Keyboards, Electronics
You Can Can-Can Too (Offenbach) - Percussion Octet