Posted By : Mozart
Piece Title : Etudes for Marimba Vol. 1
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Composer / Arranger : Ferchen, Tim
Composer / Arranger Details: Born in 1947 in the United States. Timothy Ferchen is a percussionist, who has studied music with the lead of William Street, John Beck and Jack Moore. In 1972 he joined Steve Reich And Musicians. He moved to Finland in 1974, and he has been a member of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1977. In 1984 he founded The Breath Ensemble.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Publisher :Edition Svitzer
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :20Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Tim Ferchen is one of the most original voices in percussion composition as demonstrated by his Etudes for Marimba Vol. 1. The Ferchen etudes are in the spirit of the legendary etudes for marimba by Clair Omar Musser, conveying the same joy of expression, but with the addition of harmonic twists and rhythmic ingenuity that create compelling music. In these etudes, the performer is provided with interesting challenges while the listener is rewarded with a kaleidoscope of musical treasures.

Russell Hartenberger
University of Toronto


Tim Ferchens Etudes for Marimba Vol. 1 are wonderful works. They give creative players ample room to explore phrasing, dynamics, tempi and mallet selection. Their harmonies, rhythms and structures, though grounded in classical practice, are filled with intriguingly modern nuances.

These etudes are challenging, but musically satisfying. They are a welcomed addition to a modern marimba music that can be felt as well as technically admired.

Robin Engelman
Member of Nexus
The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame
Artist in Residence, University of Toronto Faculty of Music

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