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Autumn is the opening work of SIMPLE SOLOS VOL. 1 [ SEASONS ], a collection of four simple miniatures which reflect the emotions evoked by the four seasons. I wrote SIMPLE SOLOS to not only give developing students a chance to play interesting pieces that help build their technique and musicality, but also to challenge myself to make complex music while deliberately placing limits on what techniques I am allowed to use.
As they all share a similar underlying style, the four works from SIMPLE SOLOS VOL. 1 [ SEASONS ] can be performed as standalone pieces, or all four works together in order (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer) as one continuous multi-movement work.
Autumn mimics the peaceful and reflective nature of the fall season, as the orange foliage and colder weather dominates a once exciting hot summer holiday. Its perpetual motion and ebbing-flowing nature symbolise the trees as they shed deep red leaves and sway in the cool breeze.
Autumn is a solo that can be used for both developing students' technical practice as well as a peaceful interlude in a typical recital program consisting of more advanced pieces. The key technique used in Autumn is the double lateral stroke, with the right hand's 4-3 and left hand's 1-2 being used consistently throughout the work in various shades and dynamics. Autumn will allow you as the performer to not only further extend your lateral technique, but also your phrasing and voicing abilities as the simple material becomes a reflection of your own voice.
Autumn requires a 3.0 octave or higher marimba. You will receive one (1) PDF file with the score. You can also purchase all four pieces of SIMPLE SOLOS VOL. 1 [ SEASONS ] in one set for a lower price!
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Autumn, for solo marimba (3.0 octave)
Four-mallet marimba solo (3.0 octave)