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Mallet Quartet by Steve Reich (Score Only)

Model # 48022589 By: Boosey & Hawkes
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  • Overview

    • Minimalist Adventure for 4 Percussionists
    • Three Distinct Movements
    • Uses Two 5-Octave Marimbas
    • Commissioned by So/Amadinda/Nexus/Synergy
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 15:00
  • Item Details

    Steve Reich's Mallet Quartet is a fifteen-minute-long minimalist adventure for four highly talented percussionists. Commissioned by So Percussion, Amadinda, Nexus, and Synergy, this piece is the first of Reich's works to use 5-octave marimbas.

    This piece is written in three movements - fast, slow, fast - each with a different character. The first movement has the marimbas creating a contrapuntal wall of sound against phased vibraphone melodies. The second movement is much sparser and thoughtful. The last movement is much like the first, with more changes in range for the marimbists.

    As with most minimalist music, the challenge for the players lies in knowing where they are at all times and being able to repeat patterns flawlessly over and over again. Careful attention to balance and blend will greatly affect the impression this piece makes.

    If you want to give listeners an experience, this great piece of music nicely straddles the line of being 'different' without being esoteric. Ask them to find where '1' is!

    Instrumentation: Two Vibraphones, Two 5-Octave Marimbas

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 15:00

    This small, fully-bound score does not include individual parts.

  • Specifications

    Name Mallet Quartet by Steve Reich (Score Only)
    Brand Boosey & Hawkes
    Model # 48022589
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 115978 not found]
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  • Returns & Shipping


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    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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