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Sonata: Periods of Life by Ney Rosauro

Model # NRSONATA By: Malletworks Music
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  • Overview

    • Play Simultaneous Marimba & Vibraphone
    • Multiple Movements
    • Very Accessible Musical Language
    • Difficulty: Medium to Medium +
    • Duration: 11:00
  • Item Details

    Sonata: Periods of Life by Ney Rosauro is written for one percussionist playing marimba and vibraphone - certainly something unique to put on your recital! Written in Rosauro's extremely accessible musical language, this multi-movement piece has gone undeservedly under the radar.

    The first movement, Dawn, features simultaneous playing between the marimba and vibraphone. This is a slow, simple introduction to the whole work, where the main challenge lies in switching back and forth between instruments while maintaining a one-handed roll in the left hand.

    The second movement, Children's Game, is solely on the marimba. It's much more lively than the first movement, typically using a baiao-like left hand pattern with the right hand taking over a playful melody. Syncopated, interlocking rhythms abound in this movement.

    Song is the name of the third movement, taking place entirely on the vibraphone. It uses some lopsided phrasing and chromaticism to bring a little more depth to the work, and is significantly more jazzy than everything that has come before it.

    The last movement - Rondo - brings back the interaction between marimba and vibraphone, this time in a style that races forward. At the very end, the thematic material from the first movement co(more...)

  • Specifications

    Name Sonata: Periods of Life by Ney Rosauro
    Brand Malletworks Music
    Model # NRSONATA
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    DifficultyMedium +
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    Author/ComposerRosauro, Ney
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    State ListIndiana (Group I)
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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)
  • Returns & Shipping


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