One of Stout's more recent compositions, from 2019, written for Yurika Kimura. For 4/3 marimba. Not a virtuosity piece technically, but one that requires excellent musicianship and artistry to bring the music to life. It is on my Youtube channel at: https://youtu.be/gK7CAXnR3Pg. Please listen with headphones, as always.
Notice: I am hoping to again have high quality printed copies for sale in the near future (1/15/2021)
Sound files are now attached to each composition, either with a midi version or live performance. After you have purchased a copy, payed through PayPal, I will of course send you the pdf file, usually within 24 hours or less. Thanks for your purchase! In the future, if you were to order a printed copy, I will send it to you after your purchase. Shipping will be added to the cost of your purchase when that happens. I will use USPS, so therefore it will be slightly more expensive for international orders.
A great friend and marimba busy of mine, Larissa Venzie said: "I really hope people have the sense to purchase all this newer music from you. I think they’re the perfect combination of meaty, pretty, and satisfying to play without being ridiculous marimba Olympics or too avant-garde, you know? LV
Another great friend of mine, Adam Blackstock recently commented on a tour to Ukraine, "Your music captures the true voice of the instrument and allows the marimba to possess tangible emotions. No one else is close. Just ask the folks in Ukraine! They went fucking NUTS for your music. I played One Last Breath, Beads, Whatever’s More, Wood that Sings, Mexican Dances, and Rumble Strips. They were blown away. Four encores later, they let me sit down. ' AB
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.