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Stings and Wings

Sheet Music: Score

Stings and Wings : for solo marimba / Maria Grenfell.

by Maria Grenfell (2021)

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  • Instrumentation: Marimba.
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  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Claire Edwardes from the CD Rhythms Of Change


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Stings and Wings is a three-movement piece for solo marimba. Each movement is a musical picture of an insect, and may be played individually or as a suite of movements. Stings and Wings was commissioned by percussionist Claire Edwardes, as part of a project to increase the marimba repertoire by women composers and aimed at advanced school-level difficulty. Along with several new pieces by Australian women composers, the project resulted in a guide for composers writing for solo marimba. The first movement, Jack Jumper, depicts a particularly poisonous ant that is native to Tasmania. Recitative-like passages with tremolo and chromatic scales feature in Dragonfly, creating an image of the insect that can fly vertically up and down like a helicopter, catching all its food in mid-air. The fast final movement, Moth Hunt, is based on music originally composed for the documentary film Quoll Farm, and the scene of Eastern quolls running around at night hunting the Tasmanian Corbie moths, which hatch on rainy nights, beating their wings as the quolls hunt them for a delicious night-time snack.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (13p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Composed for HSC level upper secondary students

Duration: 9 mins

Contents note:

I. Jack Jumper -- II. Dragonfly -- III. Moth Hunt.

Dedicated to Claire Edwardes

Commission info: Commissioned as part of a project to increase the marimba repertoire by women composers and aimed at advanced school-level difficulty.

First performance by Claire Edwardes at Avant Gardens 4: Naturale (Private residence in Tempe, NSW) on 28 Mar 2021

Includes program notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720245-20-1

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