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Sunday, April 09, 2006

DCD 005 - Keyboards -- Pianos and more!

This program presents a variety of keyboard performances. For some folks, the term "keyboard" is synonymous with "piano," but we go a little further. For others, the term conjures up images of the king of instruments (that's the organ), and we have that, too. But what tends to be forgotten is the family of keyboard percussion.

While the vibraphone is an accepted solo instrument in jazz, in classical music it — along with the xylophone, marimba and glockenspiel -- remain in the background, serving to add a bit of occasional color to orchestral scores.

As a keyboard percussionist, I was very excited when Musica Rediviva released an album of contemporary solo marimba compositions. It really shows what the instrument is capable of, both technically and in terms of serious musical expression. I enjoyed it very much, and I hope you do, too.
- Ralph Graves

This program, we play the following:

Debussy: Reflects dans l’eau - Aileen Chanco, piano
(Con Brio)

Mozart: Fantasia in F Minor K. 608 - Ted Alan Worth, organ

Gottschalk: Chanson - Robert DeGaetano, piano

Berg: Over the Moon - Daniel Berg, marimba
(Musica Rediviva)