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Clarity Score - Christian Kilgore (Marimba Solo)


~5.0 Octave Marimba



Price - Digital Download (Contact directly for physical scores)


A Message from the Composer

A marimba solo has been on my bucket list of compositions since I started writing for percussion. Some of my favorite music I have performed has been for solo marimba. But I had a hard time finding a place to start. What did I want to say? I did not even begin writing this work until my senior year of my undergraduate. During this time, I spent a lot of time stressing about my next steps in life. I had general dreams and goals, but no idea where I would end up a year from that semester. When the world around me was too much, I had myself and a marimba. I found this very simple theme, starting in m. 20, that holds this childlike wonder and it calmed me. I found ways to continue this idea without ever straying too far away. The work captures good memories, anxiety about the future, and a lot of hope. All of this makes up everything that I have felt during this period of life and composing this solo gave me a little more peace. I hope that you too can find Clarity.

-Christian Kilgore

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