Rosauro-Variations on Evelyn Glennie's "A Little Prayer"

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" In 1991 I spent a week in Grosnjan, Croatia with Evelyn and other percussionists during a summer camp. During that time I started almost as a joke, to improvise on the marimba and showed Evelyn some interesting ideas for variations on h...
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" In 1991 I spent a week in Grosnjan, Croatia with Evelyn and other percussionists during a summer camp.
During that time I started almost as a joke, to improvise on the marimba and showed Evelyn some interesting ideas for variations on her choral " A Little Prayer".
A Little Prayer is a slow choral almost in a requiem style, so i started making lively variations using many different rhythms and styles to create contrasting atmospheres.
Every variation contains a different style and uses some popular rhythms from South America. Baiao, Guarania, Tango Maracatu and Valse are among the rhythms portrayed in the comparison.
Later on I transcribed those variations and dedicated the piece to the great marimba player Katarzyna Mycka."

-Ney Rosauro

Number of Players: 1
Difficulty: Grade 4
Instrumentation: Solo Marimba 5 oct.



Ney Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 1952, he started studying percussion in 1977 with Luiz Anunciação of the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro.

Mr. Rosauro studied Composition and Conducting at the Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil). He then received the Masters Degree in Percussion at the Hochschule fur Musik Wurzburg in Germany under Prof. Siegfried Fink. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Miami under the supervision of Fred Wickstrom.

As a composer he has published more than 50 pieces for percussion as well as several method books. His compositions are very popular worldwide and have been recorded by internationally acclaimed artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. His Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra has been performed by over 1,000 different orchestras worldwide, and his five solo CDs have received critical acclaim and been hailed by percussionists and general music-lovers alike.

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