Duality Intrinsic

(for marimba and piano)
by Steve Riley

Grade Level: IV
Duration: 7:15
Price: $ 12

As the title implies, this work is much more than just a duet. Each instrument plays an integral role in the flow of this exciting and tuneful piece. Composed in a broad fast-slow-fast format, the primary melody is centered around the key of A minor and includes several meter changes and forays into chromaticism. The slower middle section moves in a beautiful and reflective C Major tonality before progressing into a series of recapitulated themes including modulation. Consistent changing between 4-mallet and 2-mallet technique is also required of the marimbist.  Duality Intrinsic would make an excellent joint or single recital selection for a marimbist or pianist.