Composer:  Osvaldo Golijov


Title:  Mariel


Number of Players:  1 cellist, 1 percussionist

  • Marimba


Approx. length:  8 minutes


Composer’s Notes:


I wrote this piece in memory of my friend Mariel Stubrin. I attempted to capture that short instant before grief, in which one learns of the sudden death of a friend who was full of life: a single moment frozen forever in one’s memory, and which reverberates through the piece, among the waves and echoes of the Brazilian music that Mariel loved. The work was written for and premiered by Maya Beiser and Steve Schick.


-Osvaldo Golijov





Mixed Ensemble




Annotated by David Luidens