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Contemporary Marimba: Trends in Composition

James Peter Millican, North Dakota State University

Full paper: www.kon.org/urc/v12/millican.html

Abstract It is important for music educators and composers to know the common techniques used to compose for marimba in order to write music for the instrument. In this article I will analyze contemporary marimba literature to support the common compositional techniques used for the instrument. I will also discuss progressive ideas of contemporary composition for the instrument, marimba technique, and electronic enhancement.

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