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From Whence Came Paul Creston's Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra by Jeanne Shirley Hixson (Fall 1975 Percussive Notes)

Oct 21, 2021, 08:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

"A singular question keeps reoccurring to the inquisitive mind of a mallet percussionist. ‘What prompted composers like Paul Creston and Darius Milhaud to write major works for an instrument which, at the time of composition, was considered a vaudeville novelty — the marimba (and in Milhaud’s case, the vibraphone)?’"

Check out this excellent interview with Ruth Stuber Jeanne on the origins of this groundbreaking marimba concerto from a Fall 1975 Percussive Notes article.

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