by Gary Fieldman
Instrumentation: Marimba—4-octave, Piano
Watch the Melting Glaciers is an intermediate level composition for two-mallet marimba and piano. It utilizes the polyrhythm of four over three, which is also found in the speech cadence of the title itself.
Delineated in seven sections, Glaciers is a programmatic composition loosely constructed around the subject of global warming. Built on a major/minor tonality, it has a sound that is both accessible and contemporary. The element of improvisation is employed in one section, and improvisational suggestions are offered in the performance notes.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing a video of the piece being performed, an audio recording for reference, and both the solo and accompaniment parts available for printing