PERFORMED BY VICTOR CACCESE
MALLETS USED IN THIS ETUDE INCLUDE:
Designed for the solo marimba performer, the Virtuoso Series features a rubber core wrapped with a wool blend yarn for an especially warm and full-bodied sound. The 17″ handles are made of birch with a unique slip-resistant finish for excellent feel and enhanced control. A fine choice in ensemble settings as well!
ABOUT THE PIECE
Three Preludes for Solo Marimba was some of composer Ney Rosauro’s very first compositions for marimba. They are some of the most beautiful pieces of the marimba literature. Anyone preparing to play Rosauro’s first marimba concerto should play and study these preludes, as they are a great introduction to Rosauro’s composition style and feel. Each prelude is based on a different theme: #1 is based on a spanish flamenco theme, #2 is based on a Brazilian theme in the style of Villa Lobos’ guitar pieces, and #3 is roll-based in a choral style, with some intricacies in the middle.
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For nearly 60 years, we at the Vic Firth Company have focused on developing and manufacturing what has become the world’s most popular drumsticks, mallets, alternative implements, and accessories… with the best durability, feel, and sound options, across the widest variety of genres and styles.