for tuba and marimba (six-mallet)

Written: 1992/2008
Duration: 6'
Instrumentation: tuba and 4 1/3 octave marimba (six-mallets)
Premiere: University of Vermont recital with Victoria Paterson, Burlington, VT, Bill Keck, tuba, Robert Paterson, marimba, December 31, 1994.
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
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Fantasia is my first piece for marimba and another instrument. Perhaps because it is an older work, I had the urge to improve it. Composers are of two minds regarding revisions: some think that you should never revise, others revise constantly. This piece was moderately playable in its original form, but I took pleasure in tweaking it, being careful to keep as much of my original music as possible in tact.