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Black Velvet

Composer: Nancy Zeltsman

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Intermediate

Published: 2013

Price: €16.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 5.30 min.

      Black Velvet was inspired by my dog Mochi—a black Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever mix (1994-2007). When he was a puppy, he often slept on our laps—a warm, black velvet bundle—but grew to be a sweet but mighty 85 pounds ....

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba (5 octave)

  • About the composer +
    • Nancy Zeltsman is a leading marimba performer, recording artist, teacher, author and festival director who has premiered over 125 solo and chamber marimba works. She has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe and in Mexico and Japan as a soloist and chamber musician. Since 1993, she has taught marimba at The Boston Conservatory (where she is Chair of the Percussion Department) and Berklee College of Music (where she is a Professor). Since 2001, she has been Artistic Director of Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Inc., an annual, two-week summer seminar and concert series (www.ZMF.us). 

      Zeltsman has recorded three solo marimba CDs, and a marimba concerto with Boston Modern Orchestra Project on an all-William Thomas McKinley disc. Nancy recorded three CDs with her former marimba/violin duo Marimolin, and a duo marimba CD with Jack Van Geem. She authored a marimba method, Four Mallet Marimba Playing: A Musical Approach for All Levels (Hal Leonard Corporation), and was project coordinator and editor of Intermediate Masterworks for Marimba (C.F. Peters Corporation): two volumes containing 24 marimba solos, fostered through ZMF New Music and funded by about 200 people.  

      Nancy lives in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, including links to videos, please visit: www.nancyzeltsman.com.

  • Reviews +
    • To come.

  • Credits +
    • Credits Front Cover image: Robert Scott, Circling Hawk Photography (rwalkleyscott.zenfolio.com)
      Front Cover Design: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      Photo of Ms. Zeltsman: Liz Linder
      Engraving: Johan Svitzer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark

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