What's your favorite marimba solos?

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What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:23 pm



One of mine is the one I'm currently working on, Libertango by Sammut:


All-time favorite is Northern Lights by Ewazen:


Last in my top 3 is Dream of the Cherry Blossoms by Abe:


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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:48 pm



Gwen Burgett Thrasher's arrangements of the Bach Cello Suites are absolutely sublime.

Also:
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Rhythm Song
Velocities
Merlin
The Process of Invention
Three Shells
Rotation 2 and 4
Caritas
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From My Little Island
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:14 pm



Libertango
Dream of the Cherry Blossoms
Virginia Tate
Mexican dances
Ransom
Polaris
Monograph 4
October night
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:37 pm



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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:50 pm



I haven't played any of these yet, but I love listening to them.

Polaris
Two Mexican Dances
Libertango
From My Little Island (especially mvt. 7)
Rotation IV
Rhythmic Caprice
October Night
Land
And definatly Marshmellow by David Friedman.

As far as pieces I've played and enjoy, Restless is my favorite, and I really enjoyed Musser's etude in B, and Gitano by Alice Gomez, even though it was insanely repetitive.


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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:00 pm



Libertango
Etude in A Minor (by Casey Cangelosi)
Rotations 2 and 4
My Lady White
Prayer
Restless
November Evening
Also, although its a vibes solo, Midnight Star

I'm going to add this to the list, "The True Lover's Farewell"
It's not all that challenging, but it is soo beautiful.
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:49 pm



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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:55 pm



Cameleon
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Libertango
Northern Lights
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Process of Invention
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Dream of the Cherry Blossoms
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November Evening
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:59 pm



Caritas
Polaris
Scirocco
Northern Lights
Virginia Tate
Libertango
Toccata for Marimba (Ignatowicz)
Rotation 4
December
Ghanaia
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:09 am



For small ensembles that feature marimba, i would have to say "...And Legions Will Rise". Absolutely gorgeous. Also, the new piece LIgNEouS 1 is freaking AMAZING, very innovative and musical. As far as solos go, some of the things that have been transcribed from Bach's works are beautiful. i would have to say if i had to pick one solo it would be Day Dreams. such a beautiful semi-modern work with loads of formalism and impressionism.
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:18 pm



Scirocco - Michael Burritt.
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:43 pm



Virginia Tate.
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:17 pm



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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:54 pm



-Most things written by Kai Stensgaard
-Pieces arranged/transcribed from Bach
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-Anything similar to "Lezghinka" (1978, 1979, and 1987 SCV percussion feature)
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:09 pm



Frogs my Keiko Abe
Rhapsody in Blue arrangement for marimba (with piano accompaniment)


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Beads of Glass
Caritas
Rotation 4
A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun
Restless
Virginia Tate
Nocturnal Dances
Ameline
Land
Dream of the Cherry Blossoms

I didn't think I had favorite marimba solos...then I made a really long playlist of marimba solo videos and thought, "Oh...I do have favorites."


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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:45 pm



Valencia by Rosauro
Parody
Wind in the Bamboo Grove by Abe strictly because of difficulty
Libertango
Virginia Tate
Rosauro's second concerto for Marimba
Campbell County High School Snareline

Soaring 2010 (Winter Percussion)-Freshman
Grecian Festivals 2010-Sophomore
A Storm Approaches 2011 (Center Snare)-Junior
StarCrossed 2012 (Center Snare)-Senior


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Breakdown 2013-Snare
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:40 am



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Prism
A Cricket Sang and Set the Sun
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2011 SFHS "Presto" (Marimba)
2011-2012 SFHS Indoor "Learning to Fly" (Marimba)

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2012 SFHS "2012: The End is Only the Beginning" (Marimba)
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Mbira Song
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Quads '11
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:57 pm



I am working on Two Mexican Dances Movement 2, and I love it.
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Re: What's your favorite marimba solos?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:54 am



I'm a huge fan of Polaris and Stubernic by Mark Ford.
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I'd say I like Rhythmic Caprice, I just need to find a good version of it. Same goes for Two Mexican Dances Mvt. 2.

Another one I like that no one mentioned was "Evergreen" by Benjamin Finley.


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