Stubernic Fantasy Piano Reduction
marimba concerto with pianoComposer:
Innovative PercussionInstrumentation: Solo Marimba (3 players) and pianoProgram Notes:
This concerto is a piano reduction to substitute for the wind ensemble and orchestra versions. Stubernic Fantasy is based on my marimba trios Stubernic and its sequel, Afta-Stuba. After the premiere of Afta-Stuba in 2000, Eugene Corporon congratulated me and said, “Now write me a wind ensemble work like that!” At the time I did not think that it was feasible. But I was awarded a University of North Texas Faculty Fellowship in 2011 to write such a composition and I have loved every minute! I tried to leave the original marimba parts untouched but there are a few isolated moments where minor changes were necessary.