Three Songs for Solo Marimba includes three transcriptions for solo marimba. The description of each piece is as follows.
Amor en Primavera is a vibrant work written by the famous Flamenco guitarist Manalo Sanlucar originally for 2 guitar and piano, and arranged for solo Marimba by Sekizawa. Sanlúcar was born in the southwest port of Andalucia, Sanlucar de Barrameda. Since the 1960s, he became one of the leading advocates in promoting and developing the Flamenco genre. Amor en Primavera brings the sunny and bright atmosphere of Andalucia.
Manolo Sanlucar had special fondness for bullfight and toreadors, also heard in his album dedicated entirely to the art of bullfighting. Originally, Corrida Real is written for 1 guitar, however the virtuosic technique makes it hard to believe that Sanlucar is playing this piece by solo. His performance of Corrida Real brings the excitement and pleasures of the Flamenco rhythm and melodic lines. Generally, many Flamenco guitar works were not written into scores, and Corrida Real is no exception. As with the other Sanlucar work in this album, Amor en Primavera, the arrangement of Corrida Real for the Marimba combines the unique coloring, rhythm and images of light and dark of this work with the artistic charms of the Marimba.
A widely well known song from the movie Sound of Music. Sekizawa also considers this piece her personal “favorite”, and often uses the tune to play around on the Marimba. This improvisatory arrangement by Sekizawa was create at one such occasion in having fun with the instrument.