"Mbira Song” by Alice Gomez and Marilyn Rife

"Mbira Song” by Alice Gomez and Marilyn Rife


MARIMBA LITERATURE LIBRARY / GRADE 3

 

PERFORMED BY TIM FEERST


MALLETS USED IN THESE ETUDES INCLUDE:

Virtuoso Series


Designed for the solo marimba performer, the Virtuoso Series features a rubber core wrapped with a wool blend yarn for an especially warm and full-bodied sound. The 17″ handles are made of birch with a unique slip-resistant finish for excellent feel and enhanced control. A fine choice in ensemble settings as well!


ABOUT THE PIECE

Mbira Song by Alice Gomez and Marilyn Rife has become a standard in the marimba literature in a short period of time. This piece is great for a early-intermediate percussionists. Requires 4 octave marimba.

Alice Gomez has gained international recognition for her Latino and Native American influenced compositions. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, a city rich in cultural diversity, playing the drums in my father’s Latin dance band. As a composer, her goal is to create works that capture the true spirit of ethnicity and communicate it in contemporary musical language. In creating new works, she strives to preserve and promote the traditions of her Hispanic culture, as well as those of the many other cultures that she embraces.



 

 

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