Through a variety of textures, key signatures, and clearly indicated hand-to-hand, sequenced, and independent rolls, this four-mallet, unaccompanied marimba solo gradually develops over a simple melodic idea. Written in arch form, the composition opens in chorale style using all three roll types. An arpeggiated pattern emerges in the right hand over a left hand independent roll at the interval of a fifth. The same melodic material moves through several key centers and becomes gradually more complex. The piece winds down by reversing the order of material, moving through sixteenth notes, eighth notes, and ending with the chorale section.
… an excellent vehicle for roll development and an enjoyable piece to perform as well. – Tom Morgan
Printed by permission of the Percussive Arts Society, inc.