Fantasia for Tuba and Marimba
About this work:
Composers are of two minds regarding revising older works: some think that you should never revise, others—like Pierre Boulez—revise constantly. This piece was moderately playable in its original form but had a few problems. I took pleasure in tweaking it, being careful to keep as much of the original music in tact. The revisions are mostly minimal and amount to a few changed dynamics, articulations and technical details. Fantasia is my first piece for marimba and another instrument and was written while I was studying with Christopher Rouse at the Eastman School of Music.
– Robert Paterson
Year composed: 1992
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Tuba, 1 Marimba
Instrumentation notes: For tuba and marimba (six-mallet)