A Funky March for a Marionette

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Program Notes

A Funky March for a Marionette was conceived in 2010 during the creation of a program for an indoor percussion season. Elements of Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette were initially going to be incorporated into the show, titled Marionettes, in a less-pronounced manner. However, the syncopated main melody emerged early in the compositional process and established itself prominently as a key melodic component. After the completion of the season, the work continued to develop into a full rendition of Gounod’s original composition in this new style. At the time, finding large percussion ensembles that would accommodate a wide range of skill levels (as is often found in secondary level percussion sections) was a challenge. This arrangement was created to appropriately challenge higher skill level performers as well as musicians who are at earlier stages in their development.

Performance Notes

The marimba 1 and marimba 3 part can be performed on the same low F (or larger) marimba. Additionally, the Percussion 2, 3, and 4 parts are interchangeable with the drumset, or can be performed together to reinforce each other.

 

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Composer: Stephen Montalvo

Percussion Ensemble

7-13 players

Difficulty: easy to medium

Glockenspiel, Xylophone, 2 Vibraphone, 3 Marimba, Timpani, 4 Percussion parts (suspended cymbal, shaker, crash cymbal, triangle, hi-hat, 4 toms, bass drum), Drumset

Time: 4’30

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 x 11 in
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PDF Download Copy Only, Physical Copy Only

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