Advanced Marimba Solo
by Alexander Scriabin, arr. Stephen Karukas
Instrumentation: Marimba (5-octave)
Poème No. 1 is the first piece in Alexander Scriabin’s Op. 32 Deux Poemes, written in 1903. Though it was originally composed for piano, Stephen Karukas’ arrangement for solo marimba brings the piece’s intricate, overlapping melodies to the world of percussion. This piece’s gentle late romantic style allows for a heightened degree of freedom and personal expression, a side of marimba performance that is not often taken advantage of. Poeme No. 1 is a perfect piece for anyone looking to add a moment of intimacy and repose to their recital programs.
Poème No. 1 ships in a printed, professionally bound folio with a full color cover.