23rd May 2015

I'm still undecided on instrumentation and so I experimented with two different instrumental arrangements: marimba duo (one marimba two players); violin and piano. Though I like the idea of using marimba, my concern is that the high notes I have used wont resonate enough to do justice to the musical motives I have used. A way around this which I will consider is to transpose the material down an octave, but I like the brightness of the high pitches. It conveys to me a feeling of innocence and beauty. An example of the two arrangements are shown in the following examples: figure 5.1 and 5.2.

Figure 5.1: arrangement for marimba duo 

© Katherine Rawlings 2015

© Katherine Rawlings 2015

Figure 5.2: arrangement for violin and piano 

© Katherine Rawlings 2015

© Katherine Rawlings 2015

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AuthorKatherine Rawlings