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Piece Title : Kaleidoscope: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra/Wind Ensemble
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Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Bodine, G.Bradley
Composer / Arranger Details:

G. Bradley Bodine (b. 1960) holds degrees from The Evergreen State College, Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Arizona. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, including his most recent commission from a consortium of 11 university/college percussion ensembles.

Major ensembles and virtuoso performers regularly perform Dr. Bodine’s music. His compositions have been performed at major music festivals throughout the United States and in Europe. His latest composition, “Kaleidoscope: A Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra” was recorded by the Portuguese marimbist, Pedro Carneiro with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony and was released in 2009.

G. Bradley Bodine is the Composer in Residence at both the Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center at Purdue, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra as well as a Continuing Lecturer of music theory at Purdue University.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Concerto
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Indiana Arts Commission/NEA
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Brian Zator
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Honeyrock Publishing
Publishers Website :www.honeyrock.net
Publisher Details :

An eclectic collection of percussion music - hundreds of titles - including solos, ensembles and percussion features with wind ensemble and/or orchestra accompaniment. These titles offer a unique and noteworthy sampling of percussion performance literature and pedagogical perspective. With regard to difficulty, our performance literature runs the gamut, from beginning level works accessible to younger players, to those works that will challenge the most adventuresome college level players and professional performers. From this outstanding collection of contemporary percussion literature - we hope and expect you will find something that will help you make a joyful noise.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 /  2007
Duration :19Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.honeyrock.net      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :
Kaleidoscope: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra was completed in 2007 and dedicated to the Portuguese marimbist, Pedro Carneiro.  It was recorded by Pedro Carneiro and the Seattle Symphony with Gerard Schwarz conducting.  The recording was released in 2012 on the MMC Recordings label. 
Kaleidoscope: Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble (Wind Ensemble version of the above) was completed in 2011 and received its world premiere .  The work was premeired at Carnegie Hall in February 2012 by the American marimbist, Brian Zator and  the Texas A & M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble with Phillip Clements conducting.

Kaleidoscope: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra

"...The 18-minute piece breaks down into three sections performed without breaks: an explosively energetic first one in which all of the thematic material is presented; a second disarmingly lyrical one that offers a moment of repose, utilizing material from the opening section in augmentation; and an energetic finale—with a solo cadenza near its end—that presents that same material in modified form. The structure reminds me of a standard Haydn sonata allegro and, like Haydn, Bodine pulls it off with an admirable resourcefulness. Along the way he presents illuminating insights into the possibilities of the marimba, and in how to integrate its timbres with those found in his intricately colorful orchestration—one that deploys the orchestral percussion as beyond a merely coloristic element."

- William Zagorski, Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010

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