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Zivkovic-Lamento e Danza Barbara-Solo M/B/V/Cro./P SP

Model: EME 1017

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$42.00

In the fall of  2001 Patrick Hollenbeck,  a  percussionist and chairman of the percussion department  at the Boston Conservatory,   came to me  with a request to compose a piece  for a marimba and pe...
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In the fall of  2001 Patrick Hollenbeck,  a  percussionist and chairman of the percussion department  at the Boston Conservatory,   came to me  with a request to compose a piece  for a marimba and percussion trio, similar to my work "UNEVEN SOULS" composed in 1992. I found it very interesting that, just the same as with my marimba concerto, there were ten years passed since I composed "Souls".  I gave myself one "limitation": the percussion instruments should remain the same as in UNEVEN SOULS, but the new composition should include totally different sound colors…  I feel that this task, to achieve a  totally different ensemble sound out of the same instrumentation, has succeeded (also thanks to the addition of a few metal instruments...I added vibraphone, glockenspiel and crotales, and the marimbist  plays a large tam-tam during the percussionists solo section).

The formal structure of the piece is divided into two large sections: "Lamento" and a barbaric dance ("Danza Barbara"). The tuned Thaigong along with the tremolo in the low register of the marimba provide a mysterioso opening for the piece. After the first marimba statement (a lament melody in octaves), the metal instruments present their "shimmering stars melody", whose sharp attacks with metal mallets and long sustain carve themselves into the static harmony of the marimba. Like rolling waves, the intensity increases until finally, just before the climax, the skin instruments enter (bongos), and the percussionists lead into a huge tutti cymbal fortissimo. In the middle of that "storm", the thundering Gran Cassa  enters with it's barbaric dance.  The dance itself needs few comments: it is simple, barbaric, wild and rough. The dance is followed by an eccentric and breathtaking  percussion interlude by the trio of percussionists.  Finally, all  four players "drop" into the closing stretta , which, just before the ending,  once more recalls the melody from the opening - but this time the marimba is accompanied by the driving rhythm of the percussion trio.

-NJZ

Number of Players: 3
Level of Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Thunder Sheet, Tam, 2 Toms, Bongos, 2 Cymbals, 2 Wooden Toms, Split Drum, Vibe/li>
  • Player II: Glass Chimes, Rainstick, 2 China Gongs, Piggy Back Cym, 2 Cym, Crasher, Small Tam, 5 Wood Blocks, 2 Toms, Bongos, Small Split Drum, Glockenspiel/li>
  • Player III: Gong in B, Gran Cassa, @ toms, Bongos, 5 Wooden Inst. 2 Cym, Goat Hooves, Crotales/li>




    Hailed by the critics as one of the most unique and expressive artists in the field today, a composing virtuoso Zivkovic is recognized as one of the worlds top marimba and percussion soloists. He embodies a very rare tradition: the tradition the composer and virtuoso in one person, which was common in the 19th century among famous concert artists. 

    Zivkovic completed his master's degrees in composition, music theory and percussion in Mannheim and Stuttgart, Germany. He tours extensively throughout Europe, and performs frequently in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Latin America, Russia and Scandinavian countries. As a soloist, mostly with his own Marimba concertos, Zivkovic played among other with Stuttgart Philharmonic, Munich Symphonic, Bochum Phiharmonic, Austrian Chamber Symphony, Hannover Radio Symphony, Bielefeld Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Costa Rica, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland) Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. 
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