Medium hard. Provides excellent clarity throughout the full range of the marimba.
Three Preludes for Solo Marimba was some of composer Ney Rosauro’s very first compositions for marimba. They are some of the most beautiful pieces of the marimba literature. Anyone preparing to play Rosauro’s first marimba concerto should play and study these preludes, as they are a great introduction to Rosauro’s composition style and feel. Each prelude is based on a different theme: #1 is based on a spanish flamenco theme, #2 is based on a Brazilian theme in the style of Villa Lobos’ guitar pieces, and #3 is roll-based in a choral style, with some intricacies in the middle.