Astral Dance (1979)

solo marimba
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1979. This is a difficult work for four mallet marimba solo, based on a single theme and its variations. Most frequently, I perform this work with the Two Mexican Dances as a set titled "Three Dances for Marimba". It is a marimba dance in my mind because it combines melody and harmony through the rhythmic alternation of the two hands. I couldn't determine a nationality for the piece, as Warren Benson did with the Two Mexican Dances, so the "astral" in the title implies of a different world. Recorded: Astral Projections CD. Resonator Records (  Published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (