Marimba Duet (with vibraphone)
A wonderful three-movement work that is for marimba duet and vibraphone. The three movements are: Noah's Shoes, Legs to the Moon, and Nancy Greene's Flight. Total performance time is 9:00 and is sure to be an audience favorite.
This is not a method book, but a hands-on, no-nonsense, practical resource for teachers and performers serious about their craft. This 100+ page text is a result of years of experience in the trenches of student and professional situations and favors a direct conversational tone.
"You can spend twenty years learning this material through trial and error, or simply read this book cover to cover."Joseph Tompkins, Rutgers University/New York Freelance
Richard Grimes is establishing himself as a pioneer in the field contemporary/crossover performance. By merging the primitive craft of global percussion with the dynamic possibilities of contemporary chamber music. Over the span of his relatively young career, Grimes has worked alongside a growing roster of talent, including cimbalom virtuoso Viktoria Herencsar and Zimbabwean mbirist Cosmas Magaya in venues ranging from intimate performance spaces to Carnegie Hall. In Fall 2003, Richard was a featured performer at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Louisville, KY. During the 2006 summer months Richard will complete a book outlining the history and performance practice of the Hungarian concert cimbalom. In addition to his compositional and solo performance efforts, Richard is a founding member of the contemporary quintet Cordis.