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STEN: Concerto for Marimba & Funkestra

STEN: Concerto for Marimba & Funkestra

Genre: Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Rock

Performers: 14

Instrumentation: Marimba (Soloist), Alto Sax I-II, Tenor Sax I-II, Bari Sax, Trumpet I-III, Trombone I-II, Piano, Bass Guitar, Drum Set

Difficulty: Advanced


I wrote my first concerto during my graduate work at the University of Delaware. At the time I was in love with funk/fusion, syncopation, and odd meters (time signatures), especially meters in 7. STEN was my attempt at exploring as many variations of 7 as I could, while still maintaining a solid groove.


The marimba solo itself was written specifically for a good friend and former roommate, Paul Robertson (of apartment S-10)--a monster marimba player, and all around great buddy. I learned a lot from that dude, specifically--in the context of this piece--how to simplify without losing depth, when/where/how to leave space effectively, and how to write player-friendly parts that can be extremely difficult--just not impossible--to perform, and more importantly, to perform well.

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STEN - Concerto for Marimba & FunkestraA. Baumol
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STEN: Concerto for

Marimba & Funkestra


Adam Baumol, Professional Drummer, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Transcriber and Audio Engineer

Professor Adam M. Baumol (B.M. Percussion, M.M. Music Theory/Composition) is a full-time musician, performer, educator, composer, arranger, transcriber and audio engineer, currently residing in New Orleans, LA.

With over 30 years of diverse, musical experience (including 15+ years as an educator), Professor Baumol brings passion, energy, creativity and focus to every project. He has performed, recorded and toured with countless bands, appeared on dozens of records (original projects and session work), and maintains a regular teaching schedule of private students.

More recently, Professor Baumol created a music education program for young musicians called Band Together NOLAwhich gives students the opportunity to learn how to work, practice, rehearse and perform as a group. Learn more HERE.

Professor Baumol is thrilled to begin offering music services online and remotely, allowing for greater flexibility and connection with friends, colleagues and students across the country and around the world.


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