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7511 by Michael Roberts
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Type of Piece: Marimba Duet (2007)
Instrumentation: 2 Low A (4.3 Octave) Marimbas
Grade: 5-6
Length: 6 minutes
Package Includes: Score & Parts

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Notes: 7511 was inspired by the novel 7511 by M.H. Everson.  The book centers around a character named Augur who spends his life battling between hedonistic egotism and integrity.  Early in the book, Augur is drawn to a drug in order to cope with the death of his friend, Corban.  Consequently, he experiences a distorted reality that manifests itself in dream sequences followed by harsh reality.

The marimba duet, 7511, has two distinct themes.  One that represents reality, and another that represents Augur's dreams.  The climax of the piece introduces chromatic mediants and neapolitans followed by huge "apocolyptic" chords; all in an effort to depict Augur's intense struggle with self-pity and his inner demons. 

When asked for permission to name this piece after his novel, Mr. Everson graciously agreed, offering his own take on the subject and title of the book.  He said that it is about muses, not ignoring the future, and finding direction in a true form that can be as simple as four numbers that everyone pronounces differently. 

7511 by Michael Roberts
Price: $15.00

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    Percussion Quintet / 5 Large Rubber Trash Cans, Medium Bucket, Suspended or Chinese Cymbal, Cowbell, Jam Block, Hi-Hat, Whistle / Grade 4 / 1'30" / Includes Instant Download of Score and Parts and an .mp3 Recording / *Commissioned by The Washington Nationals for Premiere at the 2010 Home Opener vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, April 5, 2010 / Great Encore Piece or Concert Opener for Any Percussion Ensemble!
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