Featured Composition: Expansive Horizons for Solo Marimba by Daniel Temkin

Expansive Horizons for solo marimba is a virtuosic work from Daniel Temkin. The title comes from the images of nature--"brazen, jagged cliffs, to smooth, flowing rivers"--depicted throughout the work. The eight-minute fantasy begins with an established motive that is then transformed throughout the solo against many changing textures. The vast natural world is palpable in the work's many sections, including: "Cascading gently," "Soaring," and "Allegro meteorico."

Expansive Horizons was featured (in arrangement) in DCI and WGI competitions as part of Music City Mystique's 2010 show.

To hear an audio sample of this challenging work or visit Dan's personal website, click HERE.