About this work:
Excerptia Overture was written for John Beck and the Eastman Marimba Ensemble. It contains popular xylophone excerpts taken exclusively from music by composers who lived in the U.S. and Russia. The piece begins with a famous xylophone excerpt from Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin and ends with an excerpt from The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky.
Year composed: 1991
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Percussion Ensembles
Instrumentation: 4 Marimba, 2 Xylophone
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