Composer BLUME, BRIAN
Voicing/Instrument MARIMBA SOLO
Publisher TAPSPACE PUBLICATIONS
like a burden too heavy is a marimba solo by composer/percussionist Brian Blume. Its written to reflect the struggles and limitations we face in conjunction with the human condition. There is a heaviness and sadness in Blumes harmonic treatments which flow seamlessly to create a lyrical work that stands on its own regardless of the fact that it was written for marimba.
This piece is both musical and heartfelt and it provides a great training ground for developing intermediate players to refine their 4-mallet technique. While its written for for a 4.3-octave (low A) marimba, it includes additions or alterations for players using a larger, 4.6-octave (low E) marimba.