An annotated bibliography of works for solo marimba and electronics published from 1978-2012

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Ptacin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dennis AsKew

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to create an annotated bibliography of works for solo marimba and electronics published from 1978-2012. Thirty-four compositions were included in the annotated bibliography. For inclusion in this study, works met criteria established as follows: published and commercially available prior to January 1, 2013; supplied with both the score and accompaniment material; written for an individual performer; original composition for marimba; and marimba was the only keyboard percussion instrument. The incidental use of auxiliary percussion instruments did not disqualify a work for inclusion. The information identified in each entry of the annotated bibliography includes title, composer, publisher, range of marimba needed, duration of the work, number of movements, the type of accompaniment, and composer or publisher's notes. Entries in the bibliography were organized alphabetically by composer last name. Each entry contains overviews of the accompaniment and performance techniques, including four-mallet stroke types and difficulty, as well as a musical overview, which covers such topics as specific challenges within the work or mallet selection. The annotations are neither meant to evaluate the musical merits of the works nor make observations or draw conclusions regarding the development of the identified compositions. The information provided in this document is intended to serve as a practical and useful resource for performers and bring broader awareness to the included works. The first chapter includes discussion of the study's limitations and the process for identifying and selecting works included works. The scope of academic research relevant to works for solo marimba and electronics is examined in Chapter Two. The third chapter includes discussion of the annotation formats used in bibliographies of marimba literature that serve as the basis for the annotations contained in this document, as well as defining the terminology contained in these annotations. Chapter Four is the annotated bibliography of published works for solo marimba and electronics. The fifth chapter is a summary of the study followed by conclusions and suggestions for further research. Three appendices index the included works by title, date, and duration.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2013
Electroacoustic, Marimba, Music, Percussion
Marimba music $v Bibliography

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