Two volumes (see 22222800 for Volume 1) of 12 new works each (16 works commissioned by the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, plus 8 winners of the ZMF 2008 composition contest) are part of the answer to the shortcomings of the intermediate-level marimba repertoire. The breadth of styles represented is both impressive and intentional; while they are meant to be attainable by and to grow the knowledge of students, their artful diversity is sure to inspire advanced students and professionals.
Both volumes include a foreword by Nancy Zeltsman, short composer biographies, and program and performance notes for each work. The entire collection was premiered and recorded by the 8 faculty members of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2009.
Contents: Mouse Running (Andriessen) · Tune for Nep (Carlton) · Jing Marimba (Yi) · Chorinho Picante (Hersch) · Morning Thoughts (Jolas) · Mindwalk (Mays) · Three Colors for Marimba Solo (Okatani) · Through Lapland (Randall) · Sticky (Rolfe) · Dust Devil (Stucky) · Cinnabar Heart (Ung) · Remember, Marimba (Wallen).