by Benjamin Finley, arr. Luis Rivera
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, 2 vibraphones, 5 marimbas—(1) low A, (3) low F, (1) low C, Small snare drum, Cymbals (splash cymbal, crash cymbal, ride cymbal, suspended cymbal), Accessories (3 sets of glass wind chimes, rainstick, metal bar wind chimes, small shaker)
Benjamin Finley’s Evergreen is an expressive, virtuosic work for solo marimba. In this ensemble arrangement, Luis Rivera skillfully adapts Finley’s material with a blend of groove, lyricism, and beautiful orchestration. The piece utilizes an expansive array of instruments, anchored by marimbas, and features solo sections for two vibraphone performers. Numerous types of wind chimes are recommended (keys, glass, conventional) along with rainstick and a variety of cymbal, shaker, and bowed vibraphone colors.
Filled with meter changes and tightly-woven interactivity, this piece is for experienced ensembles with a penchant for blending groove and timbre control.
Evergreen (ensemble version) ships in a professionally printed and bound folio with all parts included as printable PDFs on CD-ROM.