Boston

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Geary Larrick


General Info

Year: 1989
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G&L
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00

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Instrumentation

Marimba
Violin


Program Notes

dedication: to Marimolin

Review

This is a duet for marimba and violin and is Larrick's contribution to a rather new genre of music due in large measure to the influence of "Marimolin," to whom, in fact this work is dedicated. Boston in February is a short, sixty-three bar sketch, containing an amazing amount of "white notes"-measures in which both performers have whole notes, or the violin players half notes against whole note rolls in the marimba, or the violin plays whole notes, while the marimbist plays quarter notes. And all this is in the context of a I'moderato" tempo. The result establishes a placid, static quality, which, when combined with the soft, staccato accompaniment of the marimba, imparts the contemplative atmosphere of music from the far East. Formally, the work derives from the manipulation of a thirty-two bar melody-found in the violin part, which, after its initial statement, is presented in four rhythmic versions, using half notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and finally, whole notes. Octaves are the prevalent vertical sonority in the marimba accompaniment, and are found as double stops in one hand or with both hands. The technical demands of this piece should place it within reach of high school level players, though it will not be easy in terms of the ensemble precision demanded. It would provide interesting material for a college recital, when a short, contemplative work is appropriate. - John Rausch, June 1992[1]

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A Musical Joke-composition for a car - Multiple Percussion; one car, with horn
A Musical Joke-composition for a car (Duo) - Percussion Duo; one car, with horn
A Song of Moses - Percussion Quartet; Reader
Adagio with Accompaniment - Hand drum; Violin
Aeolian - Vibraphone
Andante - Marimba
Ballad for Angklung Choir and Organ - Percussion Nonet; Organ
Ballad for JB - Mallets
Ballad for JB (Duo) - Percussion Duo
Ballad for Joey (Marimba) - Marimba
Ballad for Joey (Vibraphone) - Vibraphone
Boston - Marimba; Violin
Cadenza for Xylophone - Xylophone; Marimba
Chamber Symphony for Percussion - Percussion Trio
Chorale with Variations - Percussion Quartet; Marimba Quartet
Composition for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Composition No. 2 for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Composition No. 3 for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Dance in Time - Vibraphone
Drum Cadence No. 1 - Percussion Duo
Duo Sonata (Larrick) - Multiple Percussion; Trombone
Ecclesiasticus - Marimba
Elegie - Marimba
Elegy and Meditation - Marimba
Episode (Larrick) - Vibraphone
Etude for JB - Percussion Solo, Duo or Trio (Three Sets of Wind Chimes)
Everything's Up to Date in Junction City - Marimba
Exclamation! - Multiple Percussion; Cello; Reader
February - Marimba
Flute Piece - Marimba
Hymn without Words - Marimba
Improvisational Suite - Multiple Percussion; Indeterminate Instrumentation
Jingle by Sulina Larrick - Marimba
Lyric Piece - Mallets; Recorder
March for Drumline - Percussion Quintet
Marie - Marimba
Melody for Abraham Lincoln - Multiple Percussion; Oboe
My Lydia - Vibraphone
Ode to a Menominee - Percussion Quartet; Flute
Piece for Flute and Drums - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Piece No. 2 - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Poem with Accompaniment - Timpani; Viola
Quintet for Drum Line - Percussion Quintet
Quintet for Trumpets and Timpani - Timpani; Trumpets (4)
Rag's Rag - Marimba
Repertory List II - Multiple Percussion; Reader
Romantic Etude - Marimba
Rondo Etude - Marimba
Scott's Tune - Marimba
Sonata for Bass Drum - Bass Drum
Sonata for Trombone and Percussion - Multiple Percussion; Trombone
Sonata No. 7 - Timpani
Sonata No. 8 - Marimba
Sonatina for Percussion - Multiple Percussion (Three Triangles)
The Story of Punkin Person - Multiple Percussion; Brass Quintet
The Temple Garden - Orchestra Bells; Piano
The Three Daughters - Percussion Quintet
Trio for Tambourines - Percussion Trio
Trio Sonata - Percussion Trio
Two Jazz - Vibraphone; Trumpet
Variations on - Vibraphone
Variations on Handel's - Vibraphone
Vivo Duo - Vibraphone; Trumpet
Waiting and Accompaniment - Marimba; Cello



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