SOLILOQUY WITH MARIMBA (Samomluva s marimbou) for marimba & player’s voice

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
11 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument (Marimba [grand staff])
Instrumental parts

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Marimba is an instrument with a special charm. Whereas the sound of the piano is connected with the atmosphere of salons or concert halls, the sound of marimba evokes archetypal feelings that we have had since the prehistoric times. Long time ago, people tried to awaken nature material to sound. The sounds of wood would be certainly an inspiration for a spontaneous music creation. Similarly, the performance of Soliloquy with Marimba should not be just a usual player’s concert production. Musician behaves freely as if he/she is alone, not on the stage, joyfully playing with the instrument, being absorbed in its magic. The music seems to be arising just at the moment the player is touching the wood of marimba. He/she indicates emotional attitude also by his/her voice - as a kind of soliloquy. The work is written for 5 octaves instrument. MP3 recording: Martin Hybner - marimba. Film clip:

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