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Composer: Valentin Kervadec

Instrument: Marimba (5.0 Octave)

Level: Intermediate

Published: 2023

Price: €45.00

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  • Description +
    • As we listen to this beautiful piece of music, let us take a moment to appreciate the majesty of the watermelon. From its vibrant, deep red flesh to its crisp and refreshing taste, the watermelon is a true wonder of nature. As the first notes of this composition fill the air, we are transported to a sun-drenched field, where plump and juicy watermelons bask in the warm summer sun.

      The music starts to build up and we can almost taste the sweet, succulent fruit as it melts in our mouths. The watermelon is not just a simple fruit, but a symphony of flavors and textures. With each bite, we are treated to an explosion of sweetness and juice, a testament to the incredible complexity of this humble fruit.

      But the watermelon is not just a delicacy to be enjoyed on a hot summer day. It is also a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for our health and well-being. From its high water content to its abundance of antioxidants, the watermelon is a true gift to the body and the mind.

      While we are enjoying this exquisite music, let us remember to cherish the watermelon, and all of the natural wonders that grace our world. For in this fruit, we are reminded of the boundless beauty and abundance of the natural world, and the endless possibilities that lie within.

      Watermelon was premiered during 10th edition of IKMMA:

      1. Joshua Bellis, USA
      2. Amelia Salloum, POLAND
      3. Kiko Asensi, SPAIN
      4. Chun-An Chuang, TAIWAN

      Venue: St. Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk/Poland
      Date: 22 July 2023

  • Instrumentation +
    • For four players on one Marimba

  • Watch+
    • Joshua Bellis - USA
      Amelia Salloum - Poland
      Kiko Asensi - Spain
      Chun-an Chuang - Taiwan

      World Premiere on July 2023 during
      10th International Katarzyna Myćka Marimba Academy in Gdańsk/Poland marimbasolo.com

  • About the composer +
    • A multi-talented musician, Valentin Kervadec has been studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in Gilles Durot's percussion class since 2020.

      Naturally interested in the plurality of instruments, he has developed a passion for composition since he was very young.

      His repertoire includes dozens of pieces ranging from string quartets to brass bands, with an important place dedicated to piano and percussion, instruments for which he has a particular interest.

      Nourished by a variety of artistic worlds that enhance a true creativity, his writing is determined by an inspiration for jazz, electronic and minimalist music.

      Always faithful to his core training as a classical musician, Valentin is also invited to play with formations such as the Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Paris or the Orchestre National de France.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Nicola Lee
      Photo: Ewen Kervadec
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
      Copyright © Edition SVITZER

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