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Creston-Concertino for Marimba (SP)-M/PN Red.

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Concertino for Marimba by Paul Creston is perhaps the most famous of all marimba concertos, having been performed by several of the most famous percussionists in the world such as Evelyn Glennie, Vida Chenowith, Christopher Norton, etc...
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Concertino for Marimba by Paul Creston is perhaps the most famous of all marimba concertos, having been performed by several of the most famous percussionists in the world such as Evelyn Glennie, Vida Chenowith, Christopher Norton, etc.

This work, which was commissioned by Frederique Petrides, conductor of the Orchestrette Classique, and dedicated to her, was completed in March, 1940. It is in three movements and is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the marimba as a solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment.

The first movement, marked "Vigorous", is based on two main themes, a strongly rhythmic one and a lyric one, both of which are announced in the orchestral introduction. The development of these themes occurs mainly in the solo part, and within the 3/4 meter are incorporated various rhythmic patterns.

The second movement, marked "Calm", consists of an introductory theme first presented by solo flute, immediately followed by the main theme (in chordal structure) played by the marimba with four mallets. The general mood of tranquility is retained throughout, except for a minor climax developed toward the middle of the movement.

The last movement, marked ''Lively'', is a combination scherzo and finale, in 6/8 time. Rhythmic variety is the chief objective of this movement, the lyric and dramatic elements are interspersed throughout.

Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Grade 6
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Marimba

  • Player II: Piano
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    Concertino for Marimba

    Comments:

    Great score. The second movement's makes a great piece for contrasting a lot of the marimba's traditionally virtuosic nature (I like to play the chords as ripple rolls to help bring out all the voices). Also, a great piece to play for the simple fact that it was the first Marimba Concerto! The third measure's a great workout due to the consistently shifting keys! The piano reduction I sometimes favor to having played with an orchestra, even if it's a little challenging for the pianist. Must play.

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    Daniel Diaz

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