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Composer: Alexej Gerassimez

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Easy

Published: 2009

Price: €12.00

Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: 5 min.

      When listening to the beautiful choral by Nikolai Kedrov, Sr. "Otche Nash" (the Lord's Prayer), I instantly started to develop the idea to compose a piece influenced by this choral. I started to play the beginning on a marimba and tried to let the instrument "sing".

      The first six bars are based on the harmonies by Kedrov.

      The excerpt from J.W. Goethe's Egmont "Now shouting in triumph, Now sunk in despair" crossed my mind while I wrote the music. The title "Eravie” that is made up from French literature, represents the felling of ups and downs in life. "Eravie" is dedicated to Julie.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Marimba

  • About the composer +
    • His enthusiasm for music and rhythms, always searching for new sound effects, his feeling for structure – all these qualities led the young percussion soloist Alexej Gerassimez to begin to compose. His main aim is to enlarge the solo and chamber music repertoire for percussion. He has already published several works in collaboration with the publishing company “Edition Svitzer”.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Karolina Engelbrecht
      Engraving: Alexej Gerassimez/Johan Svitzer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
      Copyright © Edition SVITZER