Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Recording of “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella”

Here is the recording of the marimba/bass duet of “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” arranged by Nathan Daughtrey. This duet version, for marimba (Jeff Sass) and bass (Jeff Skaare), was performed at Faith Lutheran Church’s Christmas Eve service. If you enjoy it, please go by the “Yuletide Marimba” book at Steve Weiss Music today!

Marimba/Bass Duet of “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” this Sunday at Faith Lutheran

I will be performing on a marimba + electric bass duet of Nathan Daughtrey’s arrangement of “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” this Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church in Minnneapolis, MN. I will be playing the marimba and Jeff Skaare will be playing electric bass. We will be playing at all 3 services (8am, 9:15am, 10:45pm).

This piece is from a collection called “Yuletide Marimba” and the music is available from C. Alan Publications, and Steve Weiss Music. Thanks to Nathan Daughtrey for arranging this piece.

Makoto Nakura’s Wood and Forest Album Released

Makoto Nakura’s Wood and Forest Album has been released. Head over to the following places to purchase this album filled with marimba and vibraphone music:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wood-Forest-Makoto-Nakura/dp/B0086VZ852

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wood-and-forest/id568395763

CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/makotonakura2

My personal favorite is the Duo for Viola and Vibraphone. This three movement work really blends the beauty of the vibraphone and the viola. Both instruments are played in a very relaxing style that invokes visions of a sitting by the fire in a northern woods cabin. This was also the first recording of the world’s largest vibraphone. I don’t have the details on how large it is exactly but I will try and find out.

It was great to see this entire project fully funded on Kickstarter. For more information and the latest news visit the Kickstarter page.

Centennial Marimba Choir performing 12/20/2012 at Northtown Mall

The Centennial High School Marimba Choir will be performing next Thursday 12/20/2012 at Northtown Mall at 10am and 12:30am in the Best Buy court. For more information view the following link:

http://www.northtown-mall.com/go/mallevents.cfm

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