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Superfluous 1 by Matthew Coley

Model # COLEY/S1 By: Edition Svitzer
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  • Overview

    • Classically-Styled Fugue
    • Brief But Demanding
    • Challenges Advanced Players
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 2:30
  • Item Details

    Superfluous 1 by Matthew Coley is a brief, tonal fugue written for solo marimba that lasts for about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Don't be fooled by the short length - you'll be pushed to some technical limits during those two and a half minutes.

    Written in a classical style, it is suggested that the marimbist uses four mallets of different hardness to clearly indicate four separate voices being played on one instrument. You'll need some advanced skills to play this piece, including very comfortable left-hand octaves and an excellent independent roll technique.

    Difficulty: Advanced

    Duration: 2:30

    From the composer: Superfluous 1 was the result of a project I had to do during my doctoral studies at Northwestern University in 2009. Since I have an affinity for performing fugues on marimba and was asked to write a traditional fugue following the compositional rules I decided to write with the marimba in mind. The two fugues work very well as a pair, but can certainly be performed alone. The title is a play on the words "Super Fugue" and is a suggestion at how technically demanding it is to perform a fugue on marimba, as well as somewhat excessive to have to perform three or more voices with only four mallets. Nonetheless, we do it because we love it. Enjoy! - Matthew Coley

  • Specifications

    Name Superfluous 1 by Matthew Coley
    Brand Edition Svitzer
    Model # COLEY/S1
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    Author/ComposerColey, Matthew
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    Compatible With5.0 Octave Marimba (Low C2)
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