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gordon stout - marimbist, composer, educator: Compositions

Four Faces (2014)

(gordon stout)
November 11, 2015

Four Faces is score for 5.0 marimba soloist, four percussionists, and electric bass.  The percussion parts are written for all small, hand-held instruments (except for the cajon), with no drums, cymbals, tam tams, and other large and loud sounding percussion instruments.  This was done so the marimbist wouldn’t have to play with excessive force to balance the quartet and bass.  Rhythmically extremely interesting, and not at all like any other music for marimba solo and percussion quartet.  Check it out!  It is published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (

The recording contained herein, is from a performance a couple of years ago at ZMF, when it was held at Rutgers University!