Three Short Pieces for Marimba

Marimba Solo

2010-2014

dedicated to Gabriela Rojas

Saint-Saens and Prokofiev also wrote music about animals, they wrote long and ambitious orchestral pieces where they use motives to represent the characters, particular instruments linked to characters, and so on. Those are masterpieces, where you clearly can hear the whole zoo represented through music. I wrote these three short pieces, to honor my friend’s pets: two cats and a dog. The first movement is about an elegant, smart, and at the same time unpredictable female cat. Second movement is an “in memoriam” movement for this dog that accompanied my friend for over 10 years, she was wise and faithful. Third movement, is about that other cat, a young cat that is just a pain in the butt… you know what I mean, the one that scratches, jumps, plays with your socks, destroys your mallets, and breaks stuff all over the place…


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