Advanced Percussion Ensemble
by Brian Blume
Instrumentation: 4 marimbas—(2) low A, (2) low C, 4 woodblocks (high to low)
An energetic and masterful work by composer and percussionist Brian Blume, Scenes from the Woods is a quartet written for a circle of marimbas. Additionally, each player is assigned to a differing woodblocks. As Blume states in the program notes, "This piece is a look back at some of the special times I spent in the woods near my parents’ house: a fast-paced game of tag or hide-and-seek; the quiet moments of solitude and reflection; a mysterious, foggy evening; the sun's rays slicing through the canopy of trees; and making the most of a rainy day."
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing.