The Works for Marimba Composed by Keiko Abe. Title, Year Composed, Premier Year/Place, Premier Performer, Publisher. 1, Frog, , Tokyo, Keiko. Keiko Abe is a Japanese composer and marimba player. She has been a primary figure in the development of the marimba, in terms of expanding both. Keiko Abe’s contributions to the contemporary marimba repertoire have been a and preparation of two major Keiko Abe’s compositions, Marimba d’Amore.
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Her compositions, including “Michi”, “Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs”, and “Dream of the Cherry Blossoms”, have become standards of the marimba repertoire.
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Description written by Patrick Curry. She attended Tokyo Gakugei University where she completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This article has multiple keeiko. We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Sign up for our newsletter Sign Up. During this period she had her own show on Japanese television, instructing schoolchildren in xylophone playing, as well as a radio show called “Good Morning Marimba”.
This solo has been a staple learning tool for marimbists across the world, and is a valuable addition to your library.
She uses improvisation as an important element in developing her musical ideas which she then uses in her compositions. Frogs by Keiko Abe is her first marimba solo, and its one of percussionists’ favorites because of its playful character, moderate difficulty, and short duration.
Abe, Keiko: Frogs
Inthe Yamaha Corporation sought Japanese marimba players to assist in the design of their new instruments; Keiko Abe was chosen for her original and clear ideas of the marimba sound and design, particularly her concept of how the marimba should be able to blend in ensembles, for example, moving away from the inconsistencies and lack of focus of folk percussion instruments. Abe has been closely associated with Yamaha ever since, and their first ever signature series of keyboard percussion mallets bears her name.
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In addition, at her urging, the range of the new marimba was stretched from four octaves to five, which has become the standard for soloists. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
Abe is active in promoting the development of literature for the marimba, not only by writing pieces herself, but also by commissioning works by other composers and encouraging young composers. Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured.
Inshe and two friends who were also students of Asabuki founded the Xebec Marimba Trio, performing popular music, arrangements of folk songs and some of Abe’s arrangements. Frogw for four mallets, this solo rapidly changes range and dynamics, like a wildly jumping frog.
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