In this collection of five duets for marimba (low A) and vibraphone, Brian Blume brings contemporary literature within reach of younger players. They are intended to reflect on the essence of the joy, beauty, fun, peace, and purity of the Garden of Eden.
Included in this collection:
- Follow Me (Easy, 1:35)
- Afternoon Song (Easy, 2:50)
- Skip Step (Med-Easy, 1:50)
- A Moment (Med-Easy, 2:25)
- Toddler Escapades (Med-Easy, 2:05)
The first two duets are especially suited for newer players, while the latter three add a few challenging elements while still remaining quite achievable by middle school or high school students. They also make great reading exercises for more advanced students (or a student with a teacher, perhaps), or them may be useful in a college pedagogy course. All pieces require only two mallets for each player.
Songs of Eden ships as a fully-bound book with a color cover which includes a separate, bound booklet from which the second player reads his or her parts.