Here are the compositions newly added to my list. They are for sale in the Full Circle Publications sections of this site. Check them out. There are four ensemble works and one solo work, and perhaps due to the extra time everyone has because of virus issues, you might wish to plan ahead for next years recitals and percussion ensemble concerts. They are only available as of today - March 25, 2020 - in digital pdf file format. As soon as I can get out and about to find another printer, I will let you all know.
1. Emerald Romp (2017), for vibraphone, marimba and drum set.
2. Prolific Platitudes (2016), for percussion quartet.
3. Look Forward With Your Feet (2016), for marimba (5.0) and five percussion .
4. Sinfonietta (2019), for marimba orchestra.
5. Shadows of the Wind (2017), for solo marimba (5.0).
Please feel free to browse through the many compositions of mine contained in this section of my website. The following is a summary of what you will find, as of January 22, 2020. More pieces to come soon. I am ALWAYS writing music.
40 marimba solo
1 new solo now available. 3/25/2020
27 marimba with other instrument
8 marimba duos
13 percussion ensemble
3 new pieces now available! 3/25/2020
1 marimba quartet
1 Concerto (two marimbas & wind ensemble)
1 method book
4 marimba orchestra
Prolific Platitudes (2016). For percussion quartet. Instrumentation: xylophone, two marimbas (4.0 and 5.0), and drum set. A fun piece, written for the graduate percussion quartet at Ithaca College, and premiered in 2016. Very playable by any college or advanced high school group.
Look Forward With Your Feet (2016). Written for and premiered at PASIC 2016 for the Univerisity of Texas at Austin group. Andrew Sickmeier, marimba. Tom Burritt, director. Excellent work to feature an advanced marimbist. Percussion instrumentation: 3 cymbals, Venezuelan marimbas, bongos, high drum, and low drum. Not a hastle to set up or go on the road with. Received lots of positive comments at PASIC.
Emerald Romp (2017). A romping and exciting work for this trio combination. It is an advanced work, that has yet to be premiered. Check it out.
Shadows of the Wind (2017)
Written for the winner of the marimba competition in Italy a few years ago. A young lady from China, who blew us all away with her overall approach, her musicality and tone quality, and personality. Thanks Hedi!
It has been championed recently by Ujjal Bhattacharyya, who graudated with the MM degree in percussion performance from Ithaca College in 2019, premiering it on his final graduate recital. He is now puruing the Artist Diploma at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a very beautiful composition, in Stout's largely tonal style, focusing on musicality and expressiveness, not marimba olympics. Playable by any good marimbist, with good musical skills.
Sinfonietta(2019) is Stout’s fourth composition for marimba orchestra, and was commissioned and composed in 2019 for the Kitakyushu Marimba Orchestra RIM in Japan, premiered on March 15, 2020. It is very much a “classical” piece in structure, being in three movements: Tarantella, Song, and Pas de deux. It requires a group with much musical depth and great technical sophistication, but I am very confident that the members of the Kitakyushu Marimba Orchestra group will be more than up to the challenge.
The Tarantella is a rapid whirling dance originating in southern Italy, in this case in a changing meter rhythmic environment, but with a similar fast upbeat tempo.
The Song is a beautiful movement in a folk song style., but with strong rhythmic metric structures.
The Pas de deux features pairs of instruments, most frequently with marimbas 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 being paired together.
Sinfonietta is played continuously from one movement to the next. I hope you enjoy this music. I had a wonderful time composing it. I love marimba orchestra! The amazing sounds of the RIM marimba orchestra are great. This is an amazing performance..