Spanish for the color blue, Azul is a two-movement work that explores the contemplative mood of the vast icy-blue glaciers of Antarctica (with the harsh, metallic sounds of crotales and vibraphone) and the infernal unpredictability of sapphiric flames (with blazing-fast tempos and tossed-around figures between the flute and marimba).
Grade Level: 4
Number of Players: 2
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Percussion (5-octave marimba, vibraphone, 2-octave crotales, optional sizzle cymbal)