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Zivkovic-Suomineito-V

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SUOMINEITO is Finish, the language of "Suomi" people, as the Fins call themselves and it means "Finish girl" This quiet melancholic composition was inspired by an original folk song from Finland called "Heili Karjalasta". In Suomi language...
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SUOMINEITO is Finish, the language of "Suomi" people, as the Fins call themselves and it means "Finish girl" This quiet melancholic composition was inspired by an original folk song from Finland called "Heili Karjalasta". In Suomi language this means "a friend from Karelia", a region that in the past used to be part of Finland.

However, the original folk song is in a very fast tempo and in a happy mood, a kind of Finish Polka called "Humpa". Suomineito is my personal reflection on Finland and on one Suomineito whom I met there during on of my concert tours.

-NJZ

Number of Players: 1
Level of Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
Shared Bass Drum
  • Player I: Vibraphone


  • 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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    A Master-Class Composition

    Comments:

    Zivkovic writes for all levels of percussion, which is one of the things that I really like about him. His "Funny Xylophone" book is challenging, but achievable with practice. This piece is a "giant leap" beyond that, far more complicated than Der Kleine Paganini, for example, with doubles over triplets and constantly changing time signatures and tempos. You would do well to watch his youtube performance, to get an idea of what you're getting into, but, it is a very beautiful piece and well worth the effort to learn it.

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    Richard Stoneroad

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    5.00
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