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Broughton-Short Stories (SP)-M/PN

Model: 15060

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$38.00

A collection of 5 "short stories" for marimba and piano accompaniment. 1. The Zahir- From a story by Borges, the zahir is an object that is unforgettable. In the Borges story, the zahir was a coin. In this piece, the zahir is the opening ...
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A collection of 5 "short stories" for marimba and piano accompaniment.

1. The Zahir- From a story by Borges, the zahir is an object that is unforgettable. In the Borges story, the zahir was a coin. In this piece, the zahir is the opening four chords, from which the rest of the piece cannot resist.

2. Doppelganger- The Doppelganger is one's double, another version of oneself Though the idea has mythology and psychology certain negative or whimsical associations, the Doppelanger presented here is another version of the same thing, on piece played in different ways by two instruments simultaneously, each independent of, but similar to, the other.

3. Consolation in Moscow- This is an imaginary meeting between Liszt, the composer of the Consolations , and Rachmaninoff, the composer/pianist from Moscow. Each composer is represented by his distinctive harmonic or pianist style. The two composers are favorites of Brenton Dunnington, by who shot stories was commissioned.

4. Road Trip- Road trips take the traveler through various locales. In this piece, the road trip tales the listener and performers through various musical styles, beginning with the baroque and traveling quickly to minimalism.

5. Virtuosi Afloat on a Sea of White- A virtuoso finale in a listener-friendly "war-horse" style.

Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Solo Marimba

  • Player II: Piano



  • One of the most versatile composers working today, Bruce Broughton writes in every medium, from theatrical releases and TV feature films to the concert stage and computer games. His first major film score, for the Lawrence Kasdan western Silverado, brought him an Oscar nomination. His very next project, a classically styled score for Barry Levinson's Young Sherlock Holmes, earned a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack album.

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