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Stout-Skylark Orange Circles(SP)-2M

Model: 1356

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$35.00

Skylark Orange Circles by Gordon Stout is dedicated to the wonderful Japanese marimba virtuoso, Momoko Kamiya. The music is very dance like in quality, going over and over through mostly the same sequence of harmonies while melodic vari...
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Skylark Orange Circles by Gordon Stout is dedicated to the wonderful Japanese marimba virtuoso, Momoko Kamiya. The music is very dance like in quality, going over and over through mostly the same sequence of harmonies while melodic variations are developed. The melodic ideas become more and more like a bird (or flute) singing as the work progresses. A "skylark" is a bird (lark) that sings as it rises skyward. I sometimes see colors for certain pieces of music, and this music always struck me as having the color of orange associated with it. Therefore, as the music continually dances in a circular and joyful fashion, the "skylark" sings in the orange sky.

Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
Player I: Marimba
Player II: Marimba

GORDON STOUT (b.1952) is currently Professor of Percussion at the School of Music, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. A composer as well as percussionist who specializes on marimba, he has studied composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson, and percussion with James Salmon and John Beck.As a composer-recitalist he has premiered a number of his original compositions and works by other contemporary composers. Many of his compositions for marimba are published, and have already become standard repertoire for marimbists world-wide. His recordings are devoted not only to his own music, but also that of the general standard repertoire by important American composers.

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