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Piece Title : Song For My Mother
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Advanced
Composer / Arranger : Alamo, Juan
Composer / Arranger Details:

 Born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Juan at the age 6 he took his first steps towards playing percussion and began his passion for vibes at the age of 17.  He started his performance experiences playing for Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Posps Orchestra and marimba duo Dos by Two.  He was successfully contracted by numerous famous salsa artists groups like Song by Four, Ray Ruiz and Elias Lopez.  Also very well know Dallas salsa groups Tropical Sound, Carabali and Latin Fire.  Juan decided to further his musical skills studies at the University of North Texas where he will soon obtain his Doctorate in Musical Performance with a minor in Jazz.  Currently he is a professor and director of the percussion emsemble at the Howard Payne University in Bronwood, Texas.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : 5 Octave Marimba (Low C)
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No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"Song for My Mother by Dr. Juan Alamo is a marimba solo scored for 5 octave marimba. The piece is divided in three sections. In the first section marked Rubato & Expressivo the composer presents the melody in the right hand using independent rolls over an arpeggiated bass line. This is followed by a contrasting section where the composer uses an ostinato rhythmic pattern based on sixteen notes. This middle section is a rhythmic variation of the opening section. The third section is a short recapitulation of the opening section that connects to the coda." (

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