Transference

(for solo marimba)
by Steve Riley

Grade Level: III/IV
Duration: 5:15
Price: $ 10





This work was commissioned by Dr. Julia Gaines for Big 12 Faculty Fellowship. It is written for four-mallet technique and utilizes double vertical strokes/rolls, single independent strokes, and single alternating strokes. Although a 4 1/3 octave marimba is preferred, it is possible to perform this piece on a 4-octave marimba, thus being accessible to percussionists who do not have regular access to a larger size instrument. The work centers on both a 4-chord progression of mostly major 7th chords, and a 3-measure melody that is repeatedly expanded and later modulated. An extreme range of dynamics are also employed in this melodic work.  An excellent piece for utilizing all developing techniques for the intermediate player, yet still presenting challenges for the more advanced marimbist, Transference is a tuneful addition to the solo marimba repertoire.

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