Concerto In 3 Movements for Two Marimbas and Orchestra

Martin Bresnick

Instrumentation: Instrumentation: solo Marimba I, solo Marimba II, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Strings
Item Number: CY3167F
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Martin Bresnick's Grace, a concerto for two marimbas and orchestra, is now available with a new piano reduction. A musical meditation on Heinrich von Kleist's brief essay "The Puppet Theatre," this piece finds two friends meeting in a public park discussing the concept of grace as suggested by a simple puppet show. During their conversation they observe, among other ideas, how easy it is to lose grace and what should be done to find it again. For advanced players. Watch a video interview with Bresnick here:


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Additional Information

Commission Grace was commissioned by and is dedicated to Robert van Sice.


I: Pendula and the Center of Gravity (The Puppet Theatre)
II: Of the Heaviness of Matter (Only a god is a match for matter)
III: Grace Will Return (Most purely in a puppet or a god)