The connection
for solo marimba

James Rolfe
James Rolfe
Composition Date: 2001
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Percussion, Solo / Ensemble, No Keyboard


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Marimba
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Premiere Information:
November 11, 2001, The Knitting Factory, New York, New York; Nancy Zeltsman, marimba.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 7110 R746con 2001
  • Genre:
  • Percussion, Solo / Ensemble, No Keyboard
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 1, 2003
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (17 p.) ; 28 cm.
    17 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For marimba (five octaves) solo.

    Words in English by Daniil Kharms.
    Score reads "with a text from a story by Daniil Kharms".

    Contains performance notes: The marimba part is deliberately unidiomatic at times, to match the convoluted logic of the text. The text can be performed in many different ways: affectionately, ironically, deadpan, childlike, for example, or combinations of the above. The only requirements are that the marimbist read the text while playing (not using a second person to read), and that the audience understand it clearly. (The numbers, one to twenty, should not be read exactly on downbeats, to emphasize how they stand apart from the text proper.) Amplification may be useful, depending on the nature of the hall. There can be some degree of staging if desired (lighting, set design, etc.).

    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.

    Additional People:
    Daniil Kharms
    Nancy Zeltsman
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