Medium Difficult ~ Solo Marimba (4.6 octaves), 3 Percussion
Percussion Instrumentation: bass drum, 2 congas, log drum (4 pitches), hi-hat, 2 suspended cymbals, bells, 2 tam-tams, 2 woodblocks, floor tom, vibraphone, crotales, rainstick, bamboo wind chimes, brake drum, tom-tom, 2 small muted gongs, bongos, bell tree, boo bams (4 pitches)
This is the ensemble version of Burritt’s popular piece for solo marimba and percussion trio. It explores the full range of the instrument and of marimba technique. Extremely challenging, but idiomatic writing makes this an impressive piece to add to your repertoire. Once you learn the ensemble version, you can easily play the solo version (Shadow Chaser) on your next solo recital. You can hear a recording of Shadow Chasers on Michael Burritt’s CD, “Shadow Chasers”(also available from C. Alan).