Sculpture in Wood

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Rüdiger Pawassar

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Norsk
Cost: Score and Parts - $36.00


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

Program Notes

Sculpture in Wood was written in 1995 for the Marimba Art Ensemble Basel/Switzerland. The quartet played the world premiere at a percussion festival in Frieburg in 1995 and later recorded it on the CD Japan Tournee 97. Since then, the piece has been performed all over Europe and most recently has become a hit in the United States with Universities and professional marimba ensembles.

The work is in written in an A-B-C-A form. The piece is almost a classical sounding work, but resembles many harmonic structures found in 70’s and 80’s jazz. The composer comments that when writing this work it resembled to him the making of a wood sculpture where in his drafts, many parts were cut off, added again, shifted, and intertwined with one another. Not to mention the semicircular formation of the marimbas quartet is a sculpture of wood in and of itself. - Pawassar



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Etude 1996 - Marimba
Sakura - Flute, Vibraphone, Marimba
Sculpture in Wood - Marimba Quartet
Sculpture 2 - Marimba Quartet (2 Marimbas, 8 hands)
Sculpture 3 - Marimba Trio

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