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Watch the video of me playing Summer first:
Summer is the fourth and final 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.
Summer is a reflection of the sun peeking out behind the cloudyness of spring, as the
yellow washes over the bright green grass, the warm air descends onto the beach sands, and promises of happier days ahead emanate in the blue sky.
Summer 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 Summer is separate hand independence, with a simple left hand accompaniment being paired with parallel chords in the right hand.
Summer allows the performer to focus on creating strong voicing and independence in
two-part repertoire, whilst being gentle and musical at all times.
Winter 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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Summer, for solo marimba (3.0 octave)
Four-mallet marimba solo (3.0 octave)