My Friend Eileen (Ensemble)

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Emil Richards

General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c.
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
Player V: Marimba
Player VI: Marimba

Program Notes


Emil Richards derives a lot of "mileage" out of his "Friend Eileen," presenting her in the guise of a four-mallet marimba solo and also as a marimba sextet. Both versions use lush, pop-style chords voiced in close harmony in a homophonic texture. The scores to both the solo and the sextet omit dynamic indications, expression marks, or tempo indications, inviting the imagination of the soloist or the ensemble director. Those wishing to add to their knowledge of the jazz harmonic vocabulary will benefit from studying the chordal structures found in these pieces. - 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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