Musser, Clair Omar There are 15 products.

Clair Omar Musser (b. October 14, 1901; d. November 7, 1998) is as inextricably associated with the Marimba as are Henry Steinway and Antonio Stradivari with their namesakes. As a virtuoso recitalist, he performed internationally in more than 400 concerts. As an arranger, his brilliant transcriptions have been heard internationally. As a composer, his preludes, etudes, caprices, and concerti have enjoyed international acclaim by marimba artists. As a conductor, he performed at the White House, on international broadcasts, at universities, with symphony orchestras, and conducted large symphony marimba orchestras.

As an educator, he taught in numerous eastern cities before settling in Chicago where he headed the Northwestern University Marimba Department over a ten-year term. The first Master’s Degree recital at Northwestern was presented by Musser’s student, Carolyn Reid, on April 26, 1948. Musser’s innovations in grip, mallets, and technique revolutionized marimba and vibraphone playing. Out of the multitudes of compositions and arrangements for solo marimba by Clair Musser, only eight works remain in print. As an innovator, he created unprecedented designs for marimbas, vibraphones, chimes, celesta, and orchestra bells. As a designer, scores of his design patents reflect his originality in concept in the many models manufactured by both the Deagan and Musser companies. As a manufacturer, he founded the Chicago firm bearing is name. In 1975, he was elected into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. The last part of Musser’s life was spent as a resident in the San Fernando Valley, not more than fifteen minutes from California State University, Northridge.

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  • These arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. With a foreword by Willis Rapp detailing the historical significance of this series, extensive program...

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  • These arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. With a foreword by Willis Rapp detailing the historical significance of this series, extensive program...

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  • Meredith Music PercussionThese arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York's famed Carnegie Hall. With a foreword by Willis Rapp detailing the historical significance of this...

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  • These arrangements by Musser were for his 100-piece marimba orchestra comprised of 50 young men and 50 young women between the ages of 17 and 25. Performances with the orchestra took place in 1935 in Paris, Brussels and New York's famed Carnegie Hall. It includes three marimba ensembles including Pilgrim's Chorus, Kamennoi-Ostrow and In a Monastery Garden .

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  • Musser’s “Fantasy on Yankee Doodle” is based on a transcription of Vieuxtemp’s “Souvenir d'Amérique Opus 17” (for violin and piano) which was a set of variations on the ubiquitous “Yankee Doodle.” It has been adapted for marimba trio from Musser’s original transcription for marimba and piano. A great crowd pleaser! Great if you have at least one 5-octave...

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  • lair Omar Musser's Scherzo Caprice is a classic work from one of the most influential figures in percussion history. Its features many technical passages that will be challenging and fun to any performer. The driving three feel of this composition is entertaining and energetic. This piece has 3 sections - the first and third requiring 2...

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  •  Musser’s solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser’s Etudes is considered by teachers and performers to be a type of...

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  • Musser’s solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser’s Etudes is considered by teachers and performers to be a type of “right...

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  • Musser’s solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser’s Etudes is considered by teachers and performers to e a type of “right...

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  • Musser's solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser's Etudes is considered by teachers and performers to e a type of "right of...

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  • Musser’s etudes and transcriptions as well as his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity in the music (particularly percussion) communities. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. This piece is Musser’s Etude Op. 6, #2, which features piano...

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  • Musser’s solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His Etudes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser’s Etudes is considered by teachers and performers to e a type of “right...

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  • Musser's solo compositions and transcriptions and his ensemble arrangements have enjoyed great popularity. His preludes have remained a staple in marimba repertoire and they continue to be performed daily all over the world. The study and mastery of Clair Omar Musser's preludes is considered by teachers and performers to e a type of "right of...

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