My Marimba Works

An Approach to Interpretation and Expression

Keiko Abe

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As a musical trailblazer, virtuoso marimbist Keiko Abe can be compared with other musical luminaries like cellist Pablo Casals, Spanish classical guitarist Narciso Epes, and pianist Glenn Gould. Thanks to her years of international performances, compositions, and teaching, her musical works have become standard literature worldwide. In this edition, from over 300 compositions, 69 published works including solos, concerti, marimba duos, marimba ensembles, as well as works for marimba with percussion ensembles, orchestras, and wind ensembles are discussed in detail with insightful interpretive concepts and helpful technical suggestions by the composer. The works are grouped into seven common themed sections: Japanese Children’s Songs, Memories of the Seashore, Prism, Wind Across Mountain, Tambourine Paraphrase, The Wave, and Monologue.

Among the 69 works included in this edition are:

  • Frog
  • Dream of the Cherry Blossoms
  • Voice of Matsuri Drums
  • Kazak Lullaby
  • Piacer d'amor
  • Alone
  • Variations on Dowland's Lachrimae Pavana
  • Galilee Impressions for Six Mallets
  • The Breath of the Tree II
  • Ancient Vase
  • Little Windows
  • Song of Trees
  • Good Days Long Gone
  • Song of the Soul

Categories: Drum & Percussion Publications, Keyboard Percussion, Percussion

Number of Pages: 244

Format: Softcover

Discipline: Band