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Well-Tempered Marimbist, Book I (by Raymond Helble)

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How many times have your heard (or said to yourself) "why isn't there more good intermediate level music for the four-mallet marimbist?" Here it is, in quantity and quality. Twenty-four new pieces in two sets. It's called the "Well-Tempered Marimbist" (WTM for short), because each of the pieces is in a different key, like Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier". Each piece was written with specific musical and technical challenges in mind. They cover a wide variety of styles and forms - toccatas, arias, and dances in both homophonic and polyphonic settings. The pieces in each set can be combined into all manner of suites of different lengths. Book II is definitely a step or two above the first in terms of musical and technical complexity.


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Specs
Musical FeaturesTonal
Meter is clearly defined
Structure of each movement is very clear
Composer is clear in his directions and markings
Technical FeaturesStroke types: Single Independent, Single alternating, double vertical
Roll Types: indicated but type is not defined Hands work together as well as independently
Technically very idiomatic
DurationAverage length per movement is 1 to 1.5 minutes
InstrumentationMarrimba 4.3 Octave - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionCollege/Professional