Marimba


solo
0915 Jacques Demierre: Desalpe (1994) 20'
for marimba solo
sFr. 26.00
A meeting of truly ancient sounds, whose strength lies in its evocation through the delicacy of its figures. The piece reveals only slightly, the secrets hidden in the wood of the marimba.

8811 Rico Gubler: Blätter von Kupferdraht (1998/99) 6'
for marimba solo (with crotales, tuning fork and guiro)
sFr. 16.00
9103 Fritz Hauser: Die Klippe (1995) 7'
for percussion (marimba) solo
sFr. 18.00
9253 Michel Hostettler: Le Champ des Etoiles (2003) 11'
for marimba
sFr. 21.00
10121 Marc-André Rappaz: Haïku (1997) 7'
Poem
for marimba solo
sFr. 16.00
Based on a haïku by Shiki Masaoka (1867-1902): "The storm / During mid-day / has broken the mallow stalk." and a haïku by Kyoshi Takahama (1854-1959): "A serpent escaped. / Its eyes which were watching me / remained alone in the grass." This piece is built in the classical structure of the haiku. Alternating between rubbing of the bars, gliding of the mallets in the tube and slow / very fast movements. The poems are spoken in Japanese by the marimba player.

4925 Mathias Steinauer: Steinschlag, op. 17.2 (1999) 8'
for lithophone (c-c4) or marimba
sFr. 18.00
Listen: Youtube
5285 Balz Trümpy: Cinque pezzi per marimbafono (2013) 10'
sFr. 21.00
Virtuosic character pieces.


Marimba with instruments
8319 Dieter Ammann: A (tenir) tension (2002/03) 11'30
Trio
for flute, marimbaphone, vibraphone and percussion instruments
sFr. 21.00
The completely dissimilar sound generation of flute and percussion, for example with regard to the acquisition and decay times, formed an important compositional aspect while working on this new ouvre. This dissimilitude, by analogy, is also transferred to the temporal configuration insofar as the rhythmical form of extremely tight motorical passages ("moltoritmico") ranges over diverse intermediate stages to flexible handling parts ("tempo fluido") producing, thereby, tightly packed episodes with highly differentiated timbral play alongside processes where virtuosity in the traditional sense is central. It is so that the trio produces in quick succession various states, which are highly demanding for the interpreters, with regards interaction and playing technique.

Listen: Youtube
6204 Heidi Baader-Nobs: Session (1988) 17'
for two violins, viola, violoncello, double-bass, flute (pic), oboe (ca), clarinet (Ebcl, bcl), bassoon (cbn), piano and marimba
sFr. 47.00
8527 Thüring Bräm: Children Songs of the American Indian (1979) 8'
for solo soprano, vocal ensemble (SATB), oboe, viola, violoncello, and marimbaphone
sFr. 34.00
Texts: Indian texts The 'Children Songs' (which received a prize from the University of California in 1973) are a kind of half scenic cantata based on Indian text.

9034 Edu Haubensak: Deux Mondes (1996) 10'
for solo marimba and 8 gongs
sFr. 18.00
9210 Michel Hostettler: Deux Mélodies (1987) 6'
for alto, marimba and violoncello
sFr. 13.00
Sonnets by Louise Labé. - Baise m'encore - Je vis, je meurs

9221 Michel Hostettler: Géodes (1992) 7'
for marimba and harpsichord
sFr. 26.00
9226 Michel Hostettler: Kaïros (1993) 6'
for clarinet (bass clarinet) and percussion (marimba, vibraphone)
sFr. 21.00
(Partie pour clarinette chez EMS: Sfr. 10.-; 10.-)
Listen: Youtube
9268 Michel Hostettler: Trio (2006) 9'
for violin, violoncello and marimba
sFr. 34.00
(Voix chez EMS: sFr. 26.-; 17.-)
18201 Cécile Marti: im Würfel (2005) 8'30
for sextet (fl, cl, vn, vc, mar, pf)
sFr. 49.00
"My form is created entirely out of straight lines and flat surfaces ordered at symmetrical right-angles. Every side, every line is the same as every other. Intersection facing intersection. This is me at peace with myself. I can begin rotating at the slightest movement, yet it is not always possible to forsee my path of motion, for the possibility of changing direction at any moment I leave open. My way is found along my edges or my corners. If I am not resting on a surface then I am moving in this linear fashion." A square's eye view - its inherent form is the lead for musical transformation. The ensemble follows characteristic figurations as a compact motional unit. The way leads from a description of the object through to the mechanisms of its motion and on to playfully gestural formulations. Circular motions, rotation around a fixed axis, gradual advancement over sound layers, using pulses to create structure, fragmentary phases and moments of dancy movement are but a few aspects which infuse throughout this piece.

9906 Maria A. Niederberger: Sounds of Space-Time (Klänge von Raum-Zeit) (1994) 18'
for clarinet (also bass clarinet), marimba and piano
sFr. 44.00
The clarinet plays solo. Virtuosic passages. Demanding.

9905 Maria A. Niederberger: On Winter's Margin (Am Rande des Winters) (1997) 12'
for marimba and violin
sFr. 39.00
I. First Reflection, Interlude 1, II. Second Reflection, III. Princess of Crumbs, Interlude 2: A Hymn, IV. Ice Flowers. A loose connection to a poem by Mary Oliver.

16306 Felix Schüeli: Sieben Geheimnisse (2000/01) 8'
for mixed choir, orator, CD playback and ensemble (piano quartet and one percussionist: marimbaphone, vibraphone, large drum, small drum, flexatone, whip, cipher)
sFr. 34.00
(Chorstimmen: sFr. 14.-; 14.-; Instrumentalstimmen: sFr. 20.-; 20.-)
Text: Commentary from the French national football team winning the world championships: "Aux larmes citoyens!", "La victoire est en eux!", "Ils iront tous aux paradis!"

4801 Andreas Stahl: schneller werdender blues (1983/84) 30'
for flute, clarinet, violin, double bass, marimba, percussion and speaker
sFr. 47.00
Quasi-accompanied readings of texts by Robert Peterhans. Mini-overture; country life; city life (the eventful 80's); love; music.

4901 Mathias Steinauer: * . *, op. 1.1 (1984) 8'
for xylophone, marimba and two musical boxes (total of 3 percussionists)
sFr. 23.00
An almost scenic confrontation: childlike, self-centred play contrasts with perfectionist, cold virtuosity. Music boxes are available on loan for the performance.

5263 Balz Trümpy: Vier Duette (2009) 16'
for marimbaphone and guitar
sFr. 35.00
Each of the four duets originates in a basic constellation of musical dialogue, which develops in the interplay between the two instruments. The marimba-guitar combination offers a myriad of colour and expressive shades, which are not possible with each instrument alone. Vier Duette is dedicated to the duo Christina Schorn and Ivan Mancinelli.

5403 Daniel Weissberg: CHARAKTERSTÜCK (1985/88) 12'
for six-handed marimbaphone
sFr. 26.00
A serious yet humorous musical theatre piece for three percussionists and a marimbaphone.


Marimba with orchestra
0255 Walter Baer: Concerto (2007) 21'
for alto saxophone, string orchestra, harp, vibraphone and marimbaphone
sFr. 52.00
0518 Nicolas Bolens: D'eau et de bois (2000) 7'
for marimba and string orchestra
sFr. 23.00

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