Jonathan Ovalle: Danza Furiosa (4 Players)
Danza Furiosa (4 Players)
Xylophone and marimba
Danza Furioso is a high-energy yet accessible feature for xylophone soloist with a backing trio of three marimbists, all sharing one instrument. With this piece, the composer sought to combine the melodic energy of a work like Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 5 with the fervor of traditional Guatemalan and Mexican marimba. You'll hear the former in the solo part and the latter in the marimba-trio accompaniment, and all with a bit of gypsy flair!
Danza Furioso requires 4 players with the following instrumentation: xylophone and 5-octave marimba (low C, shared) or 4.3-octave marimba (low A, shared)