June Bug

Item No.: TSPCS21-014

Medium-Easy Marimba Solo

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by Andrew Smit

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Instrumentation: Marimba (low A)

Andrew Smit wrote June Bug in anticipation of the birth of his daughter, with the title referring to a June birth date. He intends for the piece to “commemorate the start of her learning how to do everything.” So, much of the musical inspiration is derived from nursery songs; the main rhythmic motif is meant to mimic the baby babble of “dada” or “mama.”

The piece is very simple, with a straightforward melody and repeating ostinato. Only two techniques are used throughout: double vertical strokes and single independent strokes. Basic interval changes are also explored, ranging from 4ths to 6ths. It’s an ideal etude for percussionists who are early in their four-mallet development!

June Bug ships as a printed, professionally bound folio with a full-color cover.

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