Medium Duet for Marimba and Voice
by Nathan Smith
Instrumentation: Marimba (5-octave), Voice (written range: Eb4-G5)
Deux Trois Souvenirs is a charming, medium-difficulty duet for marimba and voice by Nathan Smith. Set to a French poem by lyricist Erella Atlan, it explores a longing, nostalgic attitude towards past romance. The lighthearted waltz style creates a relaxed and serene atmosphere, reminiscent of the French countryside.
The piece primarily consists of a playful marimba accompaniment underneath a colorful, lyrical voice line. Smith invites the performers to develop their expressive musicianship, balancing the lead-vs-follow nature of the waltz. This is a wonderful addition to solo or duet recitals for percussionists and vocalists alike!
Deux Trois Souvenirs ships as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.