Medium/Advanced Concert Percussion
by Jonathan Ovalle
Instrumentation: Xylophone, Marimba—low C*
*Shared. If a 5-octave is not available, a 4.3-octave may be used.
Danza Furioso is a high-energy yet accessible feature for xylophone soloist with a backing trio of three marimbists, all sharing one instrument. With this piece, the composer sought to combine the melodic energy of a work like Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 with the fervor of traditional Guatemalan and Mexican marimba. You’ll hear the former in the solo part and the latter in the marimba-trio accompaniment, and all with a bit of gypsy flair!
Danza Furioso comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.