by Clifton Taylor
Instrumentation: Marimba—(1) low C*, Piano
Subtitutions are offered which enable the marimba part to be performed on a 4.3-octave (low A) marimba.
Originally composed for solo marimba and wind ensemble, this version of Clifton Taylor’s Concertpiece has been reduced for solo marimba and accompanying piano. In this version, the original wind parts have been made playable by a single pianist, which allows for a much more stripped-down and intimate performance of Taylor’s original musical material.
The piece is ideal for an advanced high school or undergraduate marimbist who is looking to showcase their chops and musical maturity. And with this reduction, performers do not have to find a willing ensemble, making it even more accessible and enjoyable to a wider audience.
Alternate version available:
Concertpiece for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble
This reduction comes as a professionally printed and bound score, which includes an individual marimba part in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing