Brass Band Solo Series - Grade 4.5 (Soloist 6)
A new take on an old favourite for Marimba / Xylophone and Brass Band by Andrea Price.
The beautiful lilting melody of Scarborough Fair has been expertly woven through contrasting sections of this piece, and unlike most percussion solos there is a chance for the performer to demonstrate their slow lyrical playing as well as their technical wizardry.
Scarborough Fair was premiered in the gala concert at the 2014 German Brass Band Championship, with the composer as the soloist accompanied by the Black Dyke Band.
The solo can be played on either xylophone, marimba or both and requires good technique and stamina in both four and two mallet disciplines.