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01684 773883

Michael Blake
Bardic Edition BDE318

Catalogue Number: BDE0318

ISMN: 9790502442712

Let us run out of the rain image
for percussion quartet (marimba and vibraphone - 4 players)
'Let us run out of the rain' paraphrases Nsenga kalimba (thumb piano) music recorded in the Petauke District of Zambia (in southern Africa) by John Blacking in 1961, and transcribed by him. The tunes were composed and performed by Gideon Bingaili, Ackson Lungu, Taiad Mwanza and Ackson Zuly. The work was originally composed for piano or harpsichord duet and also transcribed for orchestra with the title Kalimba. It was premiered by Roy Stratford and Michael Blake at the British Music Information Centre, London on 23 June 1986.
This version for percussion quartet was commissioned by Chris Brannick for Ensemble Bash in 1995 and premiered at the Purcell Room, London on 19 July 1996. It is scored for marimba (2 players) and vibraphone (2 players). Ensemble Bash has recorded Let us run out of the rain on 'Damba Moon' (SoundCircus SC006). Michael Blake, London, December 1995
Duration 7½ minutes
A score and a Marimba part and a Vibraphone part are included.

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