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Pas de deux by Maroney


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About This Work

Product Description

Composer: Marcus Maroney     

Instrumentation: Bassoon and Guitar

Era: 21st Century

Form: Stand Alone Movement

Description: Pas de deux is a one-movement work that explores the distinctive characteristics of the bassoon and guitar. It contrasts a lyrical opening episode with exuberant, rhythmic episodes. Pas de deux was composed for Evan Drummond and Maria Jeleztcheva Wildhaber.

Type of Work: Chamber Music

Type of Ensemble: Duet

University: University of Houston

Nationality: America

Parts: Score and Parts


About Composer/Arranger

Marcus Karl Maroney studied composition and horn at The University of Texas at Austin and Yale School of Music. His principle composition teachers were Joseph Schwantner, Ned Rorem, Joan Tower and Dan Welcher. In 1999, he received a fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center, the First Hearing award from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and an ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer’s award. Other awards and fellowships followed, including: a Charles Ives Scholarship from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, two residencies at the Copland House and consecutive Woods Chandler Memorial awards from Yale University.

Commissions have come from such organizations and individuals as eighth blackbird , the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Timothy McAllister, the Moores School Percussion Ensemble, the Texas Music Festival, the Deer Valley Music Festival and the Juventas! New Music Ensemble. Three Pieces for Sting Orchestra was recently premiered by the Utah Symphony, and he was recently named the winner of the inaugural College Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest. 

Mr. Maroney served on the faculty of the Yale School of Music from 2002-2004. He is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music.

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  1. Marcus Maroney may be the next Ginastera

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2013

    I premiered this piece and can not recommend it enough. Just a substantial piece that has all the ear marks of the next great piece. Anyone looking to work with a colleague at a University or start a new ensemble this is an ideal piece.

  2. WOW!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Oct 2013

    A hard piece but audiences loved it, Bassoon and Guitar is perfect together!! I hope there is another one to come

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