Butterfly for Solo Marimba and Piano
Composer: Tanja Hafenstein
Instrumentation: Marimba (4.3 octave, two mallets only) with piano accompaniment
Grading: A.M.E.B. 3 | ABS 3 (Beginner/Intermediate)
Based originally on a song written for one of the composer's family members, Butterfly is a popular choice with performers. Some challenges are to be found in the approachable two mallet writing giving the performer a rewarding and musical experience.
A complete recording of this work is available on the REVOLUTIONS compact disc.
Percussive Arts Society (USA) ‘Percussive Notes’ review (Ben Coleman)
“…As the title suggests, this two-mallet solo with piano accompaniment has a charming persona... Taking on a similar feel to the optimistic, new-age sounds of George Winston, the highly syncopated melody dances with a gleeful touch...Suited for beginning to intermediate junior high and high school students, the writing is accessible for a wide range of performers and audiences alike.”