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Cityscapes by Hideko Kawamoto

Model # 04610 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • Difficulty: Medium +
    • Duration: 12:00
    • Three Distinct Sections
  • Item Details

    Hideko Kawamoto's Cityscapes is a marimba solo that will take you from small town country boy marimbist to a big time city slicker marimba player. The piece, written after Hideko's experiences observing the city, would be great for a mallet player looking to increase endurance and increase musicality.

    It has three sections which tell a story about being a city goer and how it's a beautiful yet trying experience. It starts as an observer in a lively, bustling city leading into seeing how the city can be a chaotic, unforgiving place.


    • 4.3-Octave Marimba

    Duration: 12:00

    Difficulty: Medium +

From the composer: Cityscapes for solo marimba consists of three main sections. The first section starts rhythmically and energetically to express the active and fun part of city life.

From the second half of the first section, the complexity of city life gradually appears, which is represented by the rhythms of three against four, four against five, and so on. This complexity is absorbed into the mysterious atmosphere of the night in the middle section, almost like beautiful moths shimmering in the air of the night.

In the last section, the irregularity of the middle section is transformed gradually into regularity starting with the drone figures. The images from the former sections are juxtaposed and become one overlapped image toward the end of the piece. - Hideko Kawamoto

  • Specifications

    Name Cityscapes by Hideko Kawamoto
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 04610
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    Author/ComposerKawamoto, Hideko
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    Compatible With4.3 Octave Marimba (Low A2), 4.5 Octave Marimba (Low F2), 4.6 Octave Marimba (Low E2), 5.0 Octave Marimba (Low C2)
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