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Eleventh Heaven - A Minimalist piece for 2 Marimbas in 11/8

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By Erik Kihss

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Marimba - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Erik Kihss. Arranged by Erik Kihss. 20th Century, Minimalism, Jazz, World, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 6 pages. Published by Erik Kihss Digital Publishing (S0.436139).

Item Number: S0.436139

This is a fun, swinging, composition that creates a rhythmic, trance-like feel in the Minimalist tradition.  It uses an E Aeolian mode and the 11/8 meter should be counted in groups of 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2, over 8.  This piece can be arranged in many ways.  Each section can work as a canon or you may combine sections on top of each other in the Orff tradition or just play it as written.  This is a good teaching tool for counting unusual meters. I have included an optional bass part that serves as an anchor in lieu of a percussion part.  A percussionist using the above counting will add a lot as well.

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