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Sunflower echoes the imagery and floral nature of my previous work Lotus, giving the performer an opportunity to express colours and shades on the marimba in a neo-Romantic manner. The sunflower is a bright yellow flower that is often seen in warmer weather amongst green grass, but can also be grown in harsh winter environments while still retaining its signature warm appearance.
As a representation of strength, positivity and happiness, Sunflower's main theme ('the Sunflower theme') blossoms and builds up to a tremendous climax with powerful triplet chords, before its petals are broken down into a miniature, bare version of the original Sunflower theme. Sunflower finishes with a trickling run of diads, followed by a single high B - the sunflower's petals falling to the ground and wilting away, so a new one can grow in its place.
Therefore, Sunflower is a reflection of being warm, bright and radiant, even in the toughest and coldest times. Every time I perform this, it reminds me to be grateful for everyone and everything I have around me.
Sunflower requires one 4.3 octave marimba (cannot be transcribed for 4.0 octave or lower). Sunflower is for four mallets. You will receive one (1) PDF score of Sunflower as a digital download via email.
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Sunflower was premiered by Adam Tan at the UWA Conservatorium of Music in Perth, Australia on 28 June 2021.
Sunflower, for solo marimba (4.3 octave - four mallets)
Four-mallet solo (4.3 octave)