"Prelude No. 1” by Ney Rosauro

"Prelude No. 1” by Ney Rosauro


MARIMBA LITERATURE LIBRARY / GRADE 4

 

PERFORMED BY MATTHEW KEOWN


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

Three Preludes for Solo Marimba was some of composer Ney Rosauro’s very first compositions for marimba. They are some of the most beautiful pieces of the marimba literature. Anyone preparing to play Rosauro’s first marimba concerto should play and study these preludes, as they are a great introduction to Rosauro’s composition style and feel. Each prelude is based on a different theme: #1 is based on a spanish flamenco theme, #2 is based on a Brazilian theme in the style of Villa Lobos’ guitar pieces, and #3 is roll-based in a choral style, with some intricacies in the middle.
 

 

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