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Concertino for Marimba by Dwayne Rice

Model # E-DR-CON By: Innovative Percussion
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  • Overview

    • For Soloist & 7 Percussionists
    • Intermediate+ Ensemble Parts
    • Through-Composed
    • Progressive Harmonies
    • Motivic Development
    • Audience-Friendly
  • Item Details

    Dwayne Rice's Concertino for Marimba features a virtuosic marimba soloist against a backdrop of keyboard percussion instruments. It actually begins with the soloist alone, which does not happen often in this musical genre. While the solo part is advanced, the ensemble parts aren't terribly difficult.

    The soloist will need plenty of double- and triple-lateral chops, but the part is quite accessible by accomplished marimbists. This piece is through-composed, and uses the progressive harmonic structures and motive development that Rice is known for which is pleasing for the players as well as the audience.

    At around 9 minutes in length, the ensemble parts of Concertino for Marimba could be played by advanced high school or young college students with adequate rehearsal time.


    • Soloist: 5-Octave Marimba
    • Player 1: 4.3-Octave Marimba
    • Player 2: Xylophone
    • Player 3: Vibraphone
    • Player 4: Vibraphone
    • Player 5: 4.3-Octave Marimba
    • Player 6: 4.3-Octave Marimba
    • Player 7: 4.3-Octave Marimba
    • Player 8: 5-Octave Marimba

    From the composer: Concertino for Marimba is structured like a standard concertino, in one continuous movement, divided into several contrasting sections. It opens with a short statement by the soloist that is repeated by the ensemble in a different key, much like the opening of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto. For a concerto to begin with the soloist is rare. The ensuing piece takes a hidden motivic germ through many iterations, but reveals it as the piece progress, ultimately letting it take over every aspect of the music.

    The marimba solo part could not exist without the ensemble parts, as they are intricately linked throughout the piece, which is scored for marimba soloist and seven mallet players. The piece was commissioned by the Trinity High School Percussion Ensemble and is dedicated to Andrew Eldridge. - Dwayne Rice

  • Specifications

    Name Concertino for Marimba by Dwayne Rice
    Brand Innovative Percussion
    Model # E-DR-CON
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    Number of Orchestra Bells1
    Number of Crotales
    Number of Vibes2
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    Number of Xylophones1
    Number of Marimbas5
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    Author/ComposerRice, Dwayne
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    State ListTexas (Grade 1)
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