Rush Out

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Taiki Nishihara

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edition Switzer
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


Player I: Marimba
Player II: 2 Congas, 2 Bongos, 3 Cymbals, Metal, Bass Drum, 3 Tom-Toms, Gong

Program Notes


This challenging duet for marimba and multiple percussion permits each performer to sparkle as well as to collectively groove in a uniquely Japanese compositional style. After an unaccompanied, opening introductory marimba chorale that is tertially complex (but not in an expected traditional harmonic sense), the second performer enters with cymbals and bass drum before settling into a tastefully rhythmic passage in 6/8. This permits dialogue between the performers with punctuated rhythmic cadences that define the anchor points of this ten-minute, high-energy composition. The coda contains a reprise of some of the introductory passage with more underpinning from the tomtoms, bongos, and congas. “Rush Out” would be appropriate for the advanced graduate-level percussion recital or two professional performers. — Jim Lambert[1]



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

2X2 - Marimba Quartet
Rush Out - Percussion Duo

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