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Zivkovic, Nebojsa Jovan

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Gretel
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00




Program Notes


Written for solo marimba, "Ilijas" is an engaging composition that begins and ends with unmetered cadenza-like passages and harmonies that conjure up images of a cymbalon playing music in a Hungarian vein. These frame a contrasting middle section that incorporates rhythms in 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8, 13/8, and 15/8 meters reminiscent of the folk-inspired rhythms one encounters in the music of Béla Bartók. This tuneful work requires a marimba with a low E-flat and the attention of a mature performer. Most of the writing features a right-hand melody with left-hand accompaniment and a melodic line cast in octaves. Feats of coordination, such as playing the right hand in a steady tempo while the left hand plays in a free, rubato style will challenge a good college marimbist. The rewards of a successful performance of this very approachable piece, however, should make the time and effort required to overcome its difficulties worthwhile. - John R. Rausch, December 1998 [1]


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Works for Percussion by this Composer

"Generally spoken it's nothing by rhythm" - Multiple Percussion Solo
ANBA (tanz der kleinen schwarzen Hexe) - Marimba; Piano
Andante for Uta - Marimba
Bayerscher Ländler - Marimba
Born to Beat Wild - Multiple Percussion; Trumpet
Cadenza für 5 timpani - Timpani
Castle of the Mad King - Multiple Percussion
Collateral Damage - Multiple Percussion; with tape
Concerto of the Mad Queen - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Concerto No. 1 per marimbafono e orchestra - Marimba; Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 per marimbafono e orchestra - Marimba; Orchestra
CTPAX: STRAH, op.12 - Multiple Percussion; with tape
Das Innere des Schweigens - Drum Set; with tape; Voice; Actors
Der kleine Paganini - Xylophone
Die Arten Des Wassers - Percussion Duo; Pianos (2)
Drei Phantastische Lieder (Three Fantastic Songs) - Marimba
Drei Unverbindliche Stücke (3 Unforgettable Pieces) - Marimba
Ein Liebeslied? - Marimba
Fluctus, op.16 - Marimba; with tape
Funny Marimba - Book 1 - Marimba
Funny Marimba - Book 2 - Marimba
Funny Vibraphone - Book 1 - Vibraphone
Funny Xylophone - Book 1 - Xylophone
Il canto dei gondolieri - Marimba
Ilijas - Marimba
In Erinnerungen Schwebend - Vibraphone; Flutes (3)
Lamento e Danza Barbara - Marimba; Percussion Trio
Les Violons Morts - Marimba
Macedonia - Marimba; Piano
Marimba Concerto No 2, Op. 25 - Marimba; Orchestra
My First Book for Xylophone and Marimba - Marimba/Xylophone
Percussion Concerto No. 1, Opus 28 (Concerto of the Mad Queen) - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Percussion Concerto No. 2, Opus 33 - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Pezzo Da Concerto No. 1 - Snare Drum
Quasi Una Sonata - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Quintetto per cinque solisti - Marimba Quartet; Percussion
Sandy - Percussion Trio
Sex in the Kitchen - Percussion Duo
Song for Simone - Marimba
Sta Vidis - Marimba; Male Chorus
Suomineito - Vibraphone
Tak-Nara, Op.36 - Percussion Quartet
Tales from the Center of the Earth - Multiple Percussion; Wind Ensemble
Ten Etudes for Snare Drum - Snare Drum
Tensio, op.11 - Marimba
To the Gods of Rhythm - Djembe; Voice
Trio per Uno - Percussion Trio
Ultimatum 1 - Marimba
Ultimatum II - Marimba Duo
Uneven Souls (Sta vidis II), op. 22 - Marimba; Percussion Trio
Valse Serbe für Marimba und Klavier - Marimba; Piano
Walzer for Herbert - Marimba
Zwischen Tag und Nacht - Percussion Sextet

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