Perpetual Motion for Marimba (Printed Music)
Perpetual Motion is a collection of ten evocative pieces for young marimbists to explore and enjoy. Each piece was conceived to focus on a particular technical requirement yet is also a complete piece of music in itself, which should be interpreted as a little sound story.
“I originally wrote this collection of 10 pieces for solo piano. I used to love playing collections of piano pieces for young people by composers such as Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Corea and others. Several of these collections I have arranged for percussion. This gave me the inspiration to transcribe these pieces to mallet instruments.
All the pieces have technical challenges that will help young players develop co-ordination, balance of hands, stretching and stamina. However, each piece is a musical ‘story’. These stories can be developed in any way you wish by allowing your imagination and curiosity to take you on a journey of discovery!” – Dame Evelyn Glennie
- Clockwork Chimes
- Sleeping Snowman
- The Lonely Traveller
- Rustica Danza
- Perpetual Motion
- Courting Counting
- Ghost Waltz
- Toiling Lumberjacks