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Michael Burritt

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: KPP
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00




Program Notes

dedication: to the composer's daughters, Jennifer and Kelsey

Online Review

Caritas is a solo for a low-E marimba requiring traditional, independent and double lateral rolls. The three movements are "Mystic," "Solemn" and "Majestic." Each movement is "without meter indications in the hope that it will give the work a seamless visual concept." "Mystic" is marked at quarter note = 60 and for the most part is a series of thirty-second notes punctuated with ritards, accelerandos, crescendos and diminuendos. "Solemn" is a chorale with a strong sense of tempo at quarter note = 44. "Majestic" starts in a free improvised style and quickly progresses to a steady tempo of quarter note = 100. This tempo remains for the bulk of the movement but slows up towards the end. The ending, like the beginning, is in a free, improvised style. Caritas is an excellent solo for a mature marimbist with good four- mallet skills. Burritt always writes in an idiomatic style, and his knowledge of the marimba produces music that flatters the instrument. - John Beck, Dec. 1997[1]

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Azure - Marimba
Caritas - Marimba
Cooper - Snare Drum
Concerto for Marimba (Burritt) - Marimba; Chamber Orchestra
Duo Concertante - Concerto for Percussion and Clarinet - Multiple Percussion; Clarinet; Wind Ensemble
Etudes No. 4, 5, 6 - Marimba
Fermo - Marimba
Four Movements for Marimba - Marimba
I Gabbiani - Marimba
Marimba Quartet (Burritt) - Marimba Quartet
Marimbetudes - Marimba
Marimbetudes II - Marimba
October Night - Marimba
Out of the Blue - Marimba; Piano
Preludes 1-5 - Marimba
Rounders - Marimba; Percussion Trio
Scirocco - Marimba
Shadow Chaser (Solo) - Marimba
Shadow Chaser (Ensemble) - Marimba; Percussion Sextet
Sticks of Eloquence - Multiple Percussion
The Doomsday Machine - Percussion Quartet
The Offering (Prelude 6) - Marimba
Timeless - Marimba; Percussion Trio
To the Nines - Marimba; Percussion Trio
Traveling Music - Percussion Octet; Horn
Waking Dreams - Marimba; Percussion Quintet
Willow - Marimba; Percussion Quartet

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