Celesta No.2

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Emil Richards

General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I: Marimba
Player II: Marimba
Player III: Marimba
Player IV: Marimba

Program Notes


This marimba quartet is scored in a colorful, jazz-inspired harmonic idiom. The music is set in chordal style with close-position chords that move homorhythmically throughout. Players use two mallets, occasionally contributing double stops to the voicings of structures such as seventh and ninth chords. All notes are rolled throughout. Within the 3/4 meter, Richards incorporates measures of quadruplets notated as four dotted-eighth notes. The end result is an attractive piece for high school or college groups, reminiscent of the tightly-knit harmonizations of vocal groups such as the Four Freshman. - John R. Raush[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Celesta (Richards) - Percussion Quartet - Marimba Quartet
Celesta No.2 - Percussion Quartet - Marimba Quartet
My Friend Eileen (Ensemble) - Percussion Sextet - Marimba Ensemble
My Friend Eileen (Solo) - Marimba
Underdog Rag - Percussion Quartet - Marimba Quartet
What's the Cost-A-Rica (Ensemble) - Percussion Quartet - Marimba Quartet
What's the Cost-A-Rica (Solo) - Marimba, Mallets

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