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The video posted above (5/24/2016) is when I first saw my new Concert DeMorrow marimba. I walked around the instrument, filming with my iPhone while Larissa Venzie (my good friend and great marimbist) was playing some music by Tom Marceau on the Artist DeMorrow marimba. At the end it pans so you can see a few seconds of her beautiful playing! Enjoy! Please listen with headphones or on a good stereo system.
By the way, the Artist marimba is not for sale. It is a treasure beyond belief. Doug and I are working out a way for people to be able to play it, thereby experiencing what the true capability of the marimba really is. You have never heard anything like this, unless you have played this one marimba. I hope that the program will be some kind of rental program, yet to be determined.
Young Composers International (YCI)
June 1, 2016: Introducing the music of Max Marsillo, the fourth young composer to be featured here in YCI. Check out his exciting composition for solo marimba Chorea Luna (Moon Dance). Max is the first composer from the United States to be featured. I hope you enjoy his composition, and if you do perform it, please extend him the coutesy of an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Here is a link to the YouTube performance by the composer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lCLSpbbEWzM
This is an exciting new venture for me, and for some young composers of music for marimba and percussion from around the world, as well as everyone else in the percussive arts. I am making the music of young and talented composers from around the world available to all of you. This is music that otherwise would not be known, recognized, performed or celebrated outside of their home countries. This music is available for free download from the "Young Composers Int" section of my website. Print it. Perform it. Share it. Enjoy it. Three young composers are currently featured: Ricardo David Garciá Guédez (Venezuela), Matheus Moresco (Brazil), and José Alejandro Garcia Aponte (Venezuela). Stayed tuned for music from other young composers from time to time.
I have also now put up in the YCI listings my very first composition - March - written sometime in the early 1960's for piano. This was quite a number of years before my first marimba compositions (Elegy and Reverie, 1969). At the time I composed this work, I had not even started marimba yet, and my mother had to notate the music, because I didn't know how to at the time. Enjoy!!
My most recent CD - Welcome to Stoutland has been available since May 25, 2014. In contains much of my chamber music written in the last ten years or so (all published by Keyboard Percussion Publications: (www.mostlymarimba.com). You might also check out the new Wilder Duo Live double CD. It is for sale in the Store section, now at a reduced price!! It can also be downloaded at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/gordonstout and iTunes.
Now you can also find errata for Skylark Orange Circles, Sedimental Stuctures, Rumble Strips, Northern Lights (Ewazen), plus the 5.0 version of the last section of Astral Dance, in the Errata section. Click on the comment link for each one individually you would like to share. Note: the comment links have been disabled on 6/26/14, because of extensive spamming. At this time, you will need to take a picture of the errata you are in need of (Mac users can use Grab, or similar program). Sorry about that.
New to the errata section: PASIC 2014 Keyboard Sight Reading Lab Materials list.