Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Duo for Violin and Marimba
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Levitan, Daniel (1953-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Daniel Levitan is the composer of numerous works for percussion ensemble that are regularly performed at colleges and universities across the country and around the world.

He studied composition at Bennington College (BA, 1976) with Henry Brant, Vivian Fine, and Marta Ptazynska; and percussion privately with Phil Ford and Ray Spiegel (tabla), Frank Malabe (conga and latin percussion), and Tom Hemphill (mallets).

Mr. Levitan, a graduate as well of the North Bennett Street School (1975), works as a piano technician in New York City, and writes and lectures on tuning topics for the Piano Technicians Guild.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Violin and Marimba Duet
Instrumentation : Violin
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5 Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Marimolin
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 C Alan Publications
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1987 /  1991
Duration :10Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.c-alanpublications.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Written for the violin/marimba duo of Sharon Leventhal and Nancy Zeltsman, Marimolin, this challenging duet draws on the bluegrass fiddle background of the violin for much of the thematic material for the composition. The violin part features many double stops, glissandi, and harmonics throughout, and the marimba part features bar dampening and ghost notes. While the individual marimba part is not terribly challenging, the ensemble skills required to put the piece together are great. You can hear a recording of Duo on Marimolin’s CD, “Phantasmata.”

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 05:59:00 AM
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