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Norrsken by Anders Astrand

Model # E-AA-NOR By: Innovative Percussion
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  • Overview

    • Keyboard Quintet
    • Haunting Ostinato
    • Good for High School/College
    • Short; Easy to Program
  • Item Details

    Norrsken or 'The Nordic Light', written for keyboard percussion quintet, is a hauntingly pretty little piece meant to invoke the view of the aurora borealis from northern Sweden. It begins quietly with a marimba ostinato, eventually building to a more complex peak just before the end.

    All of the parts are intermediate in difficulty and the piece is between 3 and 4 minutes in length, which should provide an appropriate challenge for high school or underclassmen college students.


    • Player 1: Crotales
    • Player 2: 3.5 Octave Vibraphone (3 Octave if Necessary)
    • Player 3: 3.5 Octave Vibraphone (3 Octave if Necessary)
    • Player 4: 5 Octave Marimba (4.3 Octave if Necessary)
    • Player 5: 5 Octave Marimba

    From the composer: On a cold January night in 1990 while in the town of Pitea in Northern Sweden, I was inspired by an extraordinary aurora borealis. I looked at this phenomenon in awe, as it appeared like a flaming wall against the clear, starry sky. The music was originally composed for Trio Extempore (Lennart Simonsson keyboards, Bengt Ernryd trumpet, Anders Astrand mallets), and rearranged for Global Percussion Network in 2001. - Anders Astrand

  • Specifications

    Name Norrsken by Anders Astrand
    Brand Innovative Percussion
    Model # E-AA-NOR
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    Number of Vibes2
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    Author/ComposerAstrand, Anders
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