Marimba Movie

 

marimba and woodwind ensemble (7'30)

I composed Marimba Movie for marimba and woodwind ensemble in 2009 and arranged the work for marimba and piano in 2018. The ensemble version is scored for marimba, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon.

The work is a joyful and rhythmic piece in a broadly ABA structure, with rapid outer sections and a slower, mellower central part; the main theme frequently reappears in various forms in a rondo-style fashion. The piece is contrapuntal in nature and involves a constant dialogue of lucid textures between the instruments.