Marimba unknown

A stop usually found on theater organs, consisting of wooden bars suspended over resonators (like the orchestral prototype) and struck by an electric or pneumatic mechanism. It often has a reiterating action, played from the same physical stop as the single-stroke Harp.

Compare with Marimba Harp.

Examples

Marimba 8' (strike), Marimba 8' (roll), Solo; Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, City Hall, Portland, Maine, USA; Austin 1912.

Marimba; Emery Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Wurlitzer.

Marimba, Accompaniment, Great, Solo, Orchestral; John Ledwon residence, Agoura, California, USA; Wurlitzer.

Marimba; Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Wurlitzer 1925.

Marimba, Recitativo; Audiorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico; Tamburini 1958.

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Bibliography

Irwin[1]: Percussions. Maclean[1]: Percussions.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
Marimba.html - Last updated 11 November 2001.
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