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Visiontude (by Mark Glentworth)

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Musical FeaturesThe first movement is to be played “Expressively, with a wave like motion…” Although there are sections labeled “forcefully” and “Agitato”, most of the piece is “flowing” and “calm”. Throughout both movements there are constantly changing meters. There is a wide range of dynamics and the piece effectively uses the full range of the instrument.
Technical FeaturesThis is an advanced work. The first movement is 10 pages and the second movement is 4. With the exception of just a few measures on the last page of each movement, there are very few rolls or full 4 mallet harmony spots. That section in the last movement however does call for a roll in octaves in the RH while the LH carries the rhythm.

The entire piece is mostly homophonic in texture. Sometimes these lines include octaves in both hands and other times the RH and LH have lines in contrary motion- but the main musical idea and challenge is to follow this thread expressively throughout both movements. All stroke types and interval spreads can be found, including extended passages with an octave spread in one hand. Independent and contrary motions are among the many challenges found in this large-scale work.
DurationApprox. 7 minutes for the first movement and about 3 1/2 minutes for the second movement
InstrumentationMarimba 5 Octave- 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionCollege/Professional