Masterful composer Rick Dior brings us a short, sweet, and somewhat perilous ride through both light and dark territory. Minor Infraction is scored for 9aEUR13 percussionists, playable as a mallet/timpani-only ensemble or with a full complement of orchestral batterie and some Latin percussion.
This original composition is at once both simple and complexaEURA sweet yet simple melody expressed very intimately by a lone marimba starts the piece off and is soon joined by other voices in harmonious fashion. Soon after, however, we take a darker path into the woods where things become more uncertain. Complexity creeps out of the woodwork with complex time signatures, extremely fast tempi, and a three-part musical canon performed in the round. Finally, as if awakening from a dream, the piece ends as it began with the solo marimba melody.
Minor Infraction was scored for two mallets only and intended for medium to medium-advanced percussion ensembles. At just over four minutes in length, it goes by quickly but leaves a lasting impression.
This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing an audio recording and all individual parts for printing.
2 medium marimbas (4.3 octave (low A)), 1 large marimba (5-octave (low C)), 1 xylophone, 1 glockenspiel, 2 vibraphones, 1 set of chimes, snare drum, 3 triangles (low, medium, high), Zil-Bel, 1 set of bongos, 1 set of congas, tambourine, shaker, suspended cymbal, small gond, bass drum, thin crash cymbal, 4 timpani.