Label: Musica Rediviva - MRCD-101 • Format: CD Album • Country: Sweden • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
Duration: 3 min. Some memories are easy to tell - others are more like a feeling, difficult to put into words. This piece is an attempt to describe this feeling in music. The harmonic tension between G major and F sharp minor, creates a melancholy mood - a kind of nostalgia - Blue Memories.
Blue Memories by Daniel Berg Performed by? Daniel Berg is a versatile marimba soloist, composer and educator. In his passion to Over The Moon - Daniel Berg - In a Landscape the marimba as a solo- and chamber music instrument, Daniel has worked intimately with a number of composers who have written original music for the instrument.
This includes more than world premiers for solo and chamber works. The pieces belong today Astrolites - Play For Keeps the standard marimba repertoire. The CD includes their own solo and duo works for marimba and vibraphone — all published by Edition Svitzer.
Displaying elements of simplicity, this mellow composition is only 47 measures in duration. Highly Walk Alone - Embrace Today - We Are The Enemy, the composer uses three sticking permutations to structure the thematic material.
While there are double vertical and single independent strokes, a majority of the piece revolves around lateral strokes. Also maintaining a consistency in intervals, the left hand has a strong presence of fourths and fifths while the right hand incorporates a lot of octaves. Suitable for the developing marimbist, this short work would be a quick study for a young collegiate or advanced high school percussionist. In order to elicit the nostalgic character intended by the composer, any student will be challenged to obtain the desired mood through the endless stream of sixteenth notes.
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