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Druckman-Reflections on the Nature of Water-M

Model: PEB 6

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$35.00

Jacob Druckman's Reflections on the Nature of Water presents 6 pieces musically describing the natural properties of water. Each movement is named to describe the different element being portrayed: 1. Crystalline 2. Fleet 3. Tranq...
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Jacob Druckman's Reflections on the Nature of Water presents 6 pieces musically describing the natural properties of water. Each movement is named to describe the different element being portrayed:
1. Crystalline
2. Fleet
3. Tranquil
4. Gently Swelling
5. Profound
6. Relentless
This is an advanced work for solo marimba. A great choice for a senior or masters recital or professional performance.

Reflections on the Nature of Water was commissioned by William Moersch under a Consortium Commissioning Grant made through the National Endowent for the Arts.

Number of Players: 1
Difficulty: Grade 6
Instrumentation: Marimba

JACOB DRUCKMAN (1928-1996) studied at Juilliard School with Bernard Wagenaar, Vincent Persichetti and Peter Mennin and with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood. Devoted himself to the exploration of sound and colour, both instrumental and electronic. Noted for his ingenious and cogent formal designs, as in the interwoven structures of String Quartet No.3. His orchestral works included commissions from the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Radio France. As the New York Philharmonic's composer-in-residence (1982-85) he explored the emerging New Romanticism in the programming of three controversial and influential Horizons festivals. Noted teacher at Juilliard, Bard College, Tanglewood and Yale University. Windows, a 1972 work for orchestra, earned him the Pulitzer Prize

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Masterwork

Comments:

To me, this is not just a cornerstone of percussion literature--it is a masterwork. Druckman's superb writing here warrants study by any musician, regardless of instrumental specialty.

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Stefan

Rating:

5.00

True Work of Art

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Jacob Druckman is one of the most important American Composers of the 20th Century, and his contributions to the percussion world are irreplaceable. This is his only solo work, but he wrote several chamber works that involve percussion. This piece is constantly brought up in discussions of great works for marimba. It was part of the 1986 consortium for new marimba works to premiered at PASIC (the consortium also included Schwantner's "Velocities", and Reynolds' "Autumn Island"). It is a six movement work that shows off the marimba's strengths as a musical instrument. It takes a talented musician to bring to surface all of the nuances within this work. This a rewarding piece of music that anyone who takes the time to learn, will surely keep in their repertoire.

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Posted By:

Daniel

Rating:

5.00
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