The Works for Marimba Composed by Keiko Abe. Title, Year Composed, Premier Year/Place, Premier Performer, Publisher. 1, Frog, , Tokyo, Keiko. Keiko Abe is a Japanese composer and marimba player. She has been a primary figure in the development of the marimba, in terms of expanding both. Keiko Abe’s contributions to the contemporary marimba repertoire have been a and preparation of two major Keiko Abe’s compositions, Marimba d’Amore.

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Abe, Keiko: Frogs

She has added at least 70 compositions to the repertoire. This item was added to your wishlist.

In addition, at her urging, the range of the new marimba was stretched from four octaves to five, which has become the standard for soloists. Official Return Policy Shipping Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured.

Abe began playing the xylophone while in elementary school in TokyoJapanstudying under Eiichi Asabuki. Frogs by Keiko Abe is her first marimba solo, and its one of percussionists’ favorites because of its playful character, moderate difficulty, and short duration.

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Read Reviews 0 Average User Rating. This solo has been a staple learning tool for marimbists across the world, and is a valuable addition to your library. Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured.


Her compositions, including “Michi”, “Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs”, and “Dream of the Cherry Blossoms”, have become standards of the marimba repertoire. Please select a value for each option before adding it to your wishlist. Written for four mallets, this solo rapidly changes range and dynamics, like a wildly jumping frog.

Thanks for your understanding. In addition to her heavy composing, touring, and recording schedule, Abe has been a lecturer, then professor, at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo since Macy accessed February 14,grovemusic.

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Her ideas for the desired sound of the instruments guided Yamaha’s design, and in the s began production. They recorded more than seven frigs between and At age 13, she won an NHK talent contest and began performing professionally on live radio.

New Shot Tape From 4. Marching Heads Snare Tenor Bass. Retrieved from ” https: This article has multiple issues. This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Please help improve it or keio these issues on the talk page.

Everything is carefully packed by hand – we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you. She has been a primary figure in the development of the marimba, in terms of expanding both technique and repertoire, ksiko through her collaboration with the Yamaha Corporationdeveloped the modern five-octave concert marimba.


Accessories Cases Covers Stands. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please help by adding reliable sources. Kelko uses improvisation as an important element in developing her musical ideas which she then uses in her compositions. It runs through many techniques and styles, including short one-handed rolls and a brief chorale. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear vrogs it lacks inline citations.

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Inrfogs and two friends feogs were also students of Asabuki founded the Xebec Marimba Trio, performing popular music, arrangements of folk songs and some of Abe’s arrangements. She attended Tokyo Gakugei University where she completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education.

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