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Six Marimbas (1986)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0035
Six Marimbas (1986)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Six Marimbas. Six Marimbas is a rescoring for marimbas of his earlier Six Pianos (1973). The idea came from a friend the percussionist James Preiss, who also contributed the hand and mallet alternations that are used in this score.

Keywords: hand; Six Pianos; mallet; James Preiss; Six Marimbas

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Subjects: American Music

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