Medium-Advanced for 8 hands on 2 marimbas
by Glinka, arr. Naoya Wada
Instrumentation: 2 marimbas–(1) low A, (1) low C
Arranged for marimba quartet by Naoya Wada, the overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila is one of Mikhail Glinka’s most indelible pieces. In it, he presents two contrasting themes that are developed throughout the work. They are passed between the performers, presented in different keys, in different modes, and in different rhythmic structures. This is a perfect marimba quartet for advanced high school-level or college-level mallet percussionists looking to push their two-mallet chops and their minds! Ruslan and Lyudmila comes as a full, bound score with a color cover and includes an online download code to access individual parts for printing.