Kite, Rebecca There are 9 products.

Rebecca Kite is the author of a definitive biography of the world-famous Japanese marimba virtuoso, Keiko Abe – a work of scholarship that includes an exhaustively researched history of the concert marimba, accompanied by an illustrative music CD.

Kite's biography cum marimba history has been translated into Japanese, and will be translated into Spanish and published by the University of the Arts and Sciences in Chiapas, Mexico in 2013. A Chinese translation is planned, as well.

Kite was the first marimba teacher to record pieces traditionally played by beginning marimba students -- and so, for the first time, students could have the instructional benefit of hearing how these pieces ought to sound. On Kite's Prism recording, she played "Yellow After the Rain," the most popular marimba piece for beginners worldwide. She has created additional groundbreaking teaching materials, as well.

Kite holds several patents for innovative timpani designs that enable greater ease in moving the pedal, while improving the drum's overall sound. Early in Kite's musical career, she studied with such stars of the percussion world as Cloyd Duff, timpanist of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1942-1981, and George Gaber, Chair of the Percussion Department at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana from 1960 to 1985. Much later in her continuing musical education, she studied with Keiko Abe, the
 internationally known marimba virtuoso.

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  • Keiko Abe transformed the marimba into today's five-octave solo instrument and full-fledged member of classical ensembles. Prior to Abe, the marimba was viewed somewhat disdainfully as a xylophone with a lower range: an instrument incapable of classical concert performance.Over the course of Keiko Abe's long musical career, beginning as a child...

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  • Rebecca Kite's Anthology of Lute & Guitar Music for Marimba is a fantastic collection of music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Eras. Rapidly becoming a "go-to" resource for beginning four-mallet marimba study, this collection is being used by teachers, students, and professional marimbists all over the world. The 31 works range from...

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  • One of composer Fernando Sor's most attractive studies, this composition has an attractive theme and interesting and compelling musical arc. Highly recommended for those who enjoy developing phrasing and voiceing to make their music shine.

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  • “Memories of the Alhambra” was written in 1896 by the Spanish guitarist and composer, Francisco Tarrega. He was inspired by the famous Moorish citadel in Granada that dates from the 9th century. Tarraga combines a beautiful melody with the guitar tremolo technique (repeated notes that blend to create a melody with a sustained sound) with a counter melody...

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  • An excellent first four mallet contest solo with lots of musical depth, this piece is transcribed for marimba from the original classical guitar composition. Written in a classic ABA form, the mood and tonality shifts from minor (A section) to major (B section) and back to minor on the DaCapo return of the A section.   INCLUDES TWO VERSIONS, ON FOR 4.3...

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  • This transcription of perhaps the most famous piece written for the unaccompanied violin, the Chaconne (Ciaccona) in d minor by JS Bach, includes all of the small changes Rebecca Kite made in transcribing this work for marimba and may be heard in her seminal recording of this piece on her CD, “Across Time.” This is a monumental composition that is...

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  • “The melody and harmony of this piece came to me as I was playing my mother's piano many years after I had grown up with her music as part of my daily life. I have also been influenced by the artistry of Keiko Abe and used some of her ideas of musical texture and voicing in creating this composition.” Dedicated to the memory of my mother, Alice.

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  • Three Pieces by John Dowland transcribed for marimba by Rebecca Kite. John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, singer, and lutenist. He is best known today for his melancholy songs. Rebecca Kite has transcribed Lady Hundsons Puffe, Melancholy Galliard, and The Shoemaker's Wife in this collection of four mallet solos.

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