Miniature Creations (Physical Book)
The origin of this etude book is steeped in the joy of collaboration and creation, even
at the most challenging of times that we’ve faced in many years. Born out of the
heart of the Covid-19 pandemic during the Fall of 2020, the composers that wrote
these etudes and solos collaborated with myself and members of Heartland
Marimba to realize that the bonds of music and creativity can grow and flourish
despite the challenges of isolation, cancellations, and Zoom mishaps.
This book takes the creative imaginings of a group of composers who participated in
the inaugural Composer LabFest and gathers their music into this collection of
exciting etudes and solos for the marimba. In this book you’ll discover many
wonderful new voices writing for the marimba, but you’ll also get a chance to
become immersed in a collection of pieces that capture the spirit of collaboration at
its best. The collaborative endeavor was truly the most important part of this festival,
and along with the etudes and the new works created by these composers, we found
that the spirit of collaboration and creativity remained resilient even in the face of
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4.3 to 5.0-octave marimba
Medium to Advanced
*Christine Araoka, Carla Bartlett, *Jenni Brandon, Timothy Brown, Brooks Clarke, *Matthew Coley, Amy Ian Hardemon, Nyokabi Kariũki, Snow Kim, Erika Malpass, Gabriella Magnani, Joe Millea, Leah Ofman, Hanee Park, Yuta Tanaka, Ian Wiese
*Composed Bonus Solos