What Is A Marimba, Anyway?
In the photo to the right, you will see a marimba. They are similar to their cousin the xylophone, which is used regularly in the orchestras
Both have bars suspended like the keys of a piano, but wider bars and lower pitch differentiate the two relatives.
Underneath those bars, long resonators cut to different lengths amplify the warm, rich sound of the natural rosewood keys.
The marimba originated in Africa, but commerce soon brought it to other lands. The sound was so appealing in South America and Mexico, that it became as popular as the guitar in the Mariachi Bands!
WOODWORKS repertoire contains music from this early period, but goes beyond and stretches the possibilities of what one would expect to hear on this instrument. Famous Classical, Ragtime, Circus and Opera melodies and songs are on the menu for a new interpretation.
So What Kind Of Entrees Can WOODWORKS Serve Up For My Event?
A Night in Old Mexico - Music of present day Mexico mixed with Mayan melodies. A fine blend of new and old flavors.
The Joplin Jukebox - Simple Ragtime served up by the master.
The Circus! - Some of the most well known music of the circus. You can taste the cotton candy and smell the popcorn.
Patriotic Salute - Popular John Philip Sousa marches topped off with a tribute to our veterans. A Summer picnic delight!
The Woodcracker! - A tribute to a timeless standard. Slowly roasted and dipped in chocolate! The sweetest suite ever heard!