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Rotation IV (by Eric Sammut)

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Sammut's Four Rotations have become some of the most frequently performed works for solo marimba. In "Four Rotations" all the mallets are important, because they use the "single alternating strokes" in both the melody and accompaniment. These pieces have all the attributes of crowd pleasers: catchy rhythms, memorable melodies, a bit of swing and even some jazzy harmonies. One or more of these Rotations makes for a perfect end of an advanced recital. Eric Sammut was the winner of the LHS International Marimba competition in 1995.  OK for 4.3 range marimba.

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Musical FeaturesA very “tonal” work
Meter begins in 4/4 but includes meter changes into many 16th note meters.
Tempo = 88 for a quarter-note
Lyrical and singing style
Lots of expressive markings, dynamic inflections, and accents written.
Technical FeaturesThe piece includes mostly independent and double-lateral stroke types.
No rolls
Interval changes include up to a 7th in the LH and octaves in the RH.
The work is technically very idiomatic for the marimba.
Duration2 minutes, 30 seconds
InstrumentationMarimba 4.3 Octave (A2-C7) - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionHigh School, College/Professional