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New Promethean Edition: Percussion Music by Farr

Dec 10th, 2009

Promethean Editions is pleased to announce the release of Three Etudes for marimba by Gareth Farr (PE092). Promethean Editions launched this publication at the 2009 Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Indianapolis, USA with US retailer Steve Weiss Music.

Three Etudes was written while Farr was performing regularly as a marimba soloist. This work showcases the many potential rhythmic and sonic possibilities of the marimba by exploiting virtuosic playing techniques (such as the double lateral stroke) and by contrasting moods with seamless melodies.

?For Jeremy Fitzsimons? and ?Him? were written for fellow percussionists Jeremy Fitzsimons and Suzanne Warner respectively. ?Duggan Theme?, was originally written for marimba and flute as the title theme music for the television police-drama series ?Duggan?; set against the scenic backdrop of New Zealand?s Marlborough Sounds. It was adapted by Farr for solo marimba and now forms the second movement of Three Etudes.

Three Etudes was recorded and released by Trust Records on a CD featuring marimba music by Gareth Farr, ?Tangaroa? (MMT2058) in 2008.

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