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Musser-Scherzo Caprice-M/PN

Model: 3-2831

Availability: In Stock

$13.00

Clair Omar Musser's Scherzo Caprice is a classic work from one of the most influential figures in percussion history. Its features many technical passages that will be challenging and fun to any performer. The driving three feel of this ...
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Clair Omar Musser's Scherzo Caprice is a classic work from one of the most influential figures in percussion history. Its features many technical passages that will be challenging and fun to any performer. The driving three feel of this composition is entertaining and energetic. This piece has 3 sections - the first and third requiring 2 mallets while the middle (adagio) section requires 4 mallets.

Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Grade 4
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Marimba

  • Player II: Piano


  • Marimba virtuoso Clair Omar Musser's influence on playing, teaching, composition, and manufacture has been pervasive. He performed his own arrangements of Chopin, Mendelssohn, Bach, Paganini, and others internationally. His solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. Musser's large marimba orchestras were acclaimed throughout the world. He was a teacher of renown, having headed the Northwestern University Marimba Department for ten years and sent many of his students to important positions in playing and teaching. His innovations in grip, mallets, and technique revolutionized marimba and vibraphone playing. An inventor and designer of instruments, he custom-made instruments for many famous performers. Musser also founded the company that bears his name.

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