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The Great East River Bridge by Eddie Bass

Model # 9510 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • 4-Mallet
    • Improvisational Feel
    • Difficulty: Medium +
    • 3 Sections
    • Inspired by the Great East River Bridge in New York
    • Great for Advanced Mallet Player
  • Item Details

    The Great East River Bridge by Eddie Bass is a 4-mallet marimba solo that is based on the Brooklyn Bridge (AKA the "Great East River Bridge"). This 3 section piece is quite difficult in nature, and reflects the sometimes calm, yet sometimes chaotic nature of any location in New York.

    The player will have some inner-mallet rolls as well as challenging rhythms played independently between the 4-mallets.

    Difficulty: Medium +

    Notes from the composer:

    The Great East River Bridge is probably better known, at least to New Yorkers, as the Brooklyn Bridge. To me, it is one of the most distinctive and graceful pieces of architecture in the City, and certainly one of the most beautiful bridges ever built. It recently made a prominent appearance in photographs of New Yorkers filling its pedestrian walkway and traffic lanes on their way home during the great August 2003 blackout!

    In composing The Great East River Bridge I have tried not so much to describe the bridge as to create a musical impression of a walk across it, an experience I have had many times. The musical structure does, however, correspond in a general way to the symmetry of the bridge itself.

    The opening, quiet and somewhat improvisatory in style, suggests the stately approach to the bridge from the Brooklyn side. That is followed by a fast, agitated passage that tries to convey the energy and movement of walkers, bikers, and automobiles flowing across the walkway and the roadbeds below it. That passage leads directly to a broad, diatonic maestoso section that leads to a second maestoso "tower" passage, richer and more virtuosic than the first.

    A third "traffic" section broadens out into a varied return of the opening "approach" music, as the walker descends into Manhattan.

  • Specifications

    Name The Great East River Bridge by Eddie Bass
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 9510
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    Author/ComposerBass, Eddie
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    Compatible With5.0 Octave Marimba (Low C2)
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