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gordon stout - marimbist, composer, educator: Compositions

Anthem: To Catch A Glimpse (2015/16)

(gordon stout)
January 13, 2016

This is a beautiful work for solo 5.0 marimba, dedicated to Nancy Zeltsman.   It was premiered by Gordon Stout at Ithaca College in 2016, and shortly afterwards by Ayami Okamura in Boston.  It is an Anthem which depicts the silence that be peronsally achieved when the marimba is played with a singing, lyrical style, concerned more about tone quality than virtuosity.  It is in a small way paying homage to the music of Daniel Levitan.