Island Market was written for marimba quartet and features a carefree style, indicative of Caribbean locales. Inspired by the comings and goings of a trip to a Caribbean market, this playful piece provides the listener with an energetic, yet carefree listening experience. The piece begins with an accelerating tempo, thus implying the speeding up of the market's activities and vocal vendors. As the piece continues, the listener hears the main theme restated several times, juxtaposed against the ever-present harmonic ostinato. This piece is a fun quartet to introduce the concept of chamber marimba works to intermediate players. The piece calls for four 4.3 octave marimba.
If needed, two xylophones can be substituted for Marimba 1 and Marimba 2.
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Four 4.3-octave marimbas