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Ford-Polaris-M

Model: FORD MUS 111

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Polaris by Mark Ford is a one movement solo based on a rhythmic theme in 7/8 meter. Set in a modified rondo form, two separate ostinatos help unify the music while themes from the opening chorale and allegro sections are developed. As ...
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Polaris by Mark Ford is a one movement solo based on a rhythmic theme in 7/8 meter. Set in a modified rondo form, two separate ostinatos help unify the music while themes from the opening chorale and allegro sections are developed. As the North Star has served as a navagation reference for centuries, Polaris reflects the inner part of each of us that guides our decisions and shapes our identity.

Number of Players: 1
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: Marimba



  • Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and Immediate Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the director of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford has premiered a variety of new works for solo marimba, and he is the author of Marimba:Technique Through Music, a marimba method book. Ford has been a featured performer/clinician throughout the states at universities and at music conferences including PASIC, MENC, TMEA, Mid-West and CBDNA. Mark has also performed at International Music Festivals in South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit, Mark's recordings have further established his dedication to excellence in music.

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    Good Marimba Solo

    Comments:

    A high-difficulty piece set in a multi-meter time signature. Make sure mallets 1 and 4 don't flam and enjoy!

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    Posted By:

    Jacob

    Rating:

    5.00

    Great Piece!

    Comments:

    This is a fun, exciting piece for semi-advanced players who want a good challenge. Great buy!

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    Posted By:

    Paul Zukowski

    Rating:

    5.00

    WOO. Hard!

    Comments:

    I have learned the first three pages so far. I feel like that's far enough to review it. It is very difficult, and very long. 10 minutes. You can really impress people if you learn this well. Just go and watch a YouTube video of someone playing it. I think it sounds good with a medium hard mallet, such as the DHB2, but that's just my opinion.

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    Posted By:

    Mr. E

    Rating:

    5.00

    Outstanding piece

    Comments:

    Mark Ford has indeed shown the beauty of the marimba in this piece. I've had a wonderful time learning and improving with this peace. Younger players,such as myself, can learn many things from it. If you wish to improve, this piece is probably good for you.

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    Posted By:

    Efrain Cortes

    Rating:

    5.00

    Mr. Skills

    Comments:

    This is a highly difficult piece. I would only recommend to serious players who understand how music WORKS! Mark Ford did an excellent job in writing this and I myself enjoy playing it very much

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    Posted By:

    Ricky Owens

    Rating:

    5.00
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