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BaroQ Bear and the Middle Eastern Princess, The

By Gina Ismene Chitty

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For two marimbas and classical guitar, c.3'20

The Baroque Bear is a character from the Grunewald forest in Berlin of the early 1700s. On his morning walk, he encounters an exotic Middle Eastern princess who has time-travelled all the way down from the twenty first century to the early 1700s.

He is gruffly captivated by her initial assertions, her smoothly undulating movements, her gestures, her regal bearing. The two strains of music merge, the Middle Eastern and the Baroque, and the original differing strains suddenly become somewhat indistinguishable from each other.

Composed 2019

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      ISMN 9790720227832
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      Baroque Bear at the Arabian Wedding Party, The

      By Gina Ismene Chitty

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      For marimba, classical guitar, sleigh bells and cow bells, c.7'00

      The Baroque Bear is a character from the Grunewald forest in Berlin of the early 1700s. He time travels to be a guest at a twenty first century Arabian wedding party.

      The Classical guitar, representative of the Baroque Bear, reflects on his musings and gradual  acceptance of the florid Arabian traditions, similar and yet dissimilar to his own musical and Bärenfamilie traditions.

       At the onset he is confused by the rich and diverse Arabian music and culture, the dance rhythms, the wild abandon and the prevailing joie de vivre that seems a little removed from his own culture and music.  But he quickly strikes a rapport with the beautiful bride and the groom, plodding on and cheerfully asserting his own ornamentation of decorative flourishes, trills and little arpeggiated riffs, to match the exotic dance melodies and rhythms of the lovely couple.

      Composed 2020.  

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      ISMN 9790720227801
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      BirdTalk

      By Peter Dart

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      For 2 marimbas and pre-recorded sound.

      BirdTalk was written for the players to enjoy. The composer has no idea what the title
      means. For him it was suggestive of a playful dialogue between the two marimbas and the pre-recorded sounds. The sounds are chirpy and chattering rather than obviously birdlike.  The performers may interpret and play with the title as they please.
      Composed 2018

      Hard copy purchase includes reduced conductor's score and two marimba scores and audio CD.

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           ISMN 9790720226620

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          Bush Telegraph

          By Michael Atherton

          Regular price $25.00 Sale

          Marimba Duet, c.4'30
          Composed 2012


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          ISMN 9790720133164

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          Chillin' in Lockdown

          By Gina Ismene Chitty

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          For marimba, drum set and piano, c.2'00

          This piece captures the easy and relaxed mindset of a young adolescent who is happy to experience the unexpected bonus of a longer school holiday during the Covid lockdown.

          The spaces within the harmonies of the marimba and piano, and the higher sonorities reflect a ‘lightness of being’, the lightness of being released from the bondage of assignments, assessments and other school tasks.

           A heady feeling, to be young, unencumbered, and thrust into vacation from the rigidities of school examinations.

          Composed 2020

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              ISMN 9790720227825
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              Grey Butcher Bird

              By Robert Burrell

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              Xylophone and marimba.  
              The xylophone performs exclusively melodic and harmonic material derived from transcriptions of the call of the Grey Butcher Bird, while the marimba is an accompaniment using the notes that are also derived from the bird call. Composed 2011

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              ISMN 9790720140926
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              In the Groove

              By Michael Atherton

              Regular price $8.00 Sale

              Marimba solo, c.3'00
              Composed 2012

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              ISMN 9790720133171
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              Jumpinpin

              By Linda Dalgliesh

              Regular price $25.00 Sale

              For woodwind ensemble with marimba, c.4'00.
              Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon and Marimba.

              Jumpinpin is the narrow channel between North and South Stradbroke Islands. From the quiet anchorage just to the south, one can watch as small fishing boats negotiate the unpredictable channel to access the Pacific Ocean. 
              Composed 2015

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              ISMN 9790720209760

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              Red Wattlebird

              By Robert Burrell

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              Xylophone and marimba
              A tuned percussion work that uses the call of the Red Wattlebird for  its melodic and harmonic material.  Composed 2011.

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              ISMN 9790720140919
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              Sacred Grove - bassoon/marimba

              By May Howlett

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              Bassoon and marimba, c.4'00, Grade: 4

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              ISMN 9790720209906
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              Skittish in Lockdown

              By Gina Ismene Chitty

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              For marimba, drum set and piano, c.2'00

              This piece captures the slight impatience of an adolescent in lockdown. It expresses an inwardly energetic “shout”, a simultaneous feeling of joy and annoyance, and a breaking into a dance-like trot to release the excess energy that has been building up in the young person.

              The lilting jazz rhythms of the marimba and piano reflect the joy of missing school, and the strictly assertive and sparse drum-beat is reflective of a slightly annoyance at the limited scope of movement.

              Composed 2020

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              ISMN 9790720227818
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              Smoke and Mirrors

              By Diana Blom

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              Tenor saxophone and marimba.  2 scores.

              Through music, the title of Smoke and Mirrors has been drawn on fairly literally, rather than metaphorically, with the slow movement of smoke in circles and coils but always upward, and the repetitive eternal image created by two mirrors facing each other.    Composed 2015


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              ISMN9790720171043
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