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See Ya Thursday by Steven Mackey

Model # 48002553 By: Boosey & Hawkes
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  • Overview

    • Musical Storytelling
    • Sometimes Jazzy, Sometimes Schizophrenic
    • 5-Octave Marimba Required
    • Many Advanced Techniques
    • Difficulty: Advanced +
    • Duration: 13:00
  • Item Details

    See Ya Thursday by Steven Mackey is a 5-octave marimba solo unlike most of the repertoire out there, using the music to create an undefined story populated with different characters. It's at times jazzy, at times schizophrenic, and at all times a unique experience for the audience.

    It was written specifically for a 5-octave marimba, and the left hand rarely goes through a measure without playing something in the lowest octave. The right hand is a totally separate entity that nervously stutters and weedles around in the upper register of the instrument.

    A player will need technical mastery just to play the notes of See Ya Thursday- independent rolls, dead strokes, triple laterals, completely independent hands, and a very wide gap between the left hand and right hand will often present challenges to the performer.

    It's not the notes that are the true challenge though; figuring out the appropriate timing and phrasing for each moment is a daunting task, demanding very detailed study by the player and an extremely high degree of musicality.

    Difficulty: Advanced +

    Duration: 13:00

    From the composer: - I love to listen to stories. If the storyteller is good, it doesn't really matter what the story is; it could be an emotionally neutral personal anecdote. Yet, something about the storyteller's inflection, tone, rhythm, techniques for changing venue, techniques for quoting characters, accents, dialects etc... The music of the telling makes it an experience.

    You may be curious about the title. There is an anecdote that I tell (and listen to) frequently which has the phrase "see ya Thursday" as a son of idee fixe. I didn't set out to chronicle the week (Thursday to Thursday) that is celebrated in the anecdote. It is more my intention to reflect the informal charm of the telling and listening. - Steven Mackey

  • Specifications

    Name See Ya Thursday by Steven Mackey
    Brand Boosey & Hawkes
    Model # 48002553
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    Author/ComposerMackey, Steven
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    Compatible With5.0 Octave Marimba (Low C2)
  • Returns & Shipping


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

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