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Marimba Spiritual by Minoru Miki

Model # NMO10953 By: Norsk-Percussion
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  • Overview

    • Marimba Solo with Three Percussionists
    • Among Most Well-Known Solos Ever
    • Virtuosic Show-Stopper
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 15:00
    • 5 Octave Marimba Required
  • Item Details

    Marimba Spiritual by Minoru Miki is one of the most well-known, widely performed, and historically important pieces for marimba ever written. This piece of music gained even wider fame when it was highlighted on Broadway with the show Blast!

    Written as a response to the starvation and famine happening in Africa during the 1980's, this solo is written in two distinct sections: a slow, static requiem followed by a lively resurrection. The second section is often performed by itself.

    This original version of Marimba Spiritual is written for solo marimba accompanied by three percussionists on traditional Japanese instruments, and is the recommended way to perform the piece to gain the maximum intended effect. More easily attainable percussion instruments can be substituted.

    The opening requiem is accompanied by ethereal metallic and wooden sounds that are reminiscent of a Japanese temple, and the lively resurrection features traditional drumming (including a drum solo that demands serious single stroke chops). Getting every body to play together - especially in the nebulous opening - can be a challenge.

    Marimbists playing this piece should definitely be prepared to burn through blistering single-independent and single-alternating strokes in the second section. It's fast, incredibly energetic, and will certainly make an exciting and virtuosic closer for any recital.

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 15:00


    • Soloist - 5 Octave Marimba
    • Percussionists - High/Medium/Low Drums, Gongs, Gankogui, Piccolo Wood Blocks, Log Drums

  • Specifications

    Name Marimba Spiritual by Minoru Miki
    Brand Norsk-Percussion
    Model # NMO10953
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    Compatible With5.0 Octave Marimba (Low C2)
  • Returns & Shipping


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    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

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

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