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Arranged here for Vibraphone and Marimba by percussionist Jeremy Fitzsimons, this work was originally composed as a piano duet to commemorate the occasion of the retirement of my  first piano teacher, Peter Williams, and appropriately is one of the few of my earlier works suitable for performance by young players. It is a simple and tranquil meditation in which gently pulsing chords provide hushed support to a delicate melody. At the time of its composition, I was engaged in writing my double concerto for percussion, piano and orchestra, View from Olympus (PE073), and in mood and musical material, Fragment is related to the second movement of that work. It has also been arranged for Vibraphone and Piano, and Solo Piano by New Zealand pianist Dan Poynton.


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Fragment (percussion duo)

for Percussion Duo

Arranger: Jeremy Fitzsimons

Instrumentation: Percussion Duo: Marimba and Vibraphone

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Mallet Percussion