Title: Cameleon

Author: Eric Sammut

One of Eric Sammut’s longer and more ambitious marimba works, Cameleon contains many examples of advanced marimba techniques. Written in an ABA form with a coda, the work lasts approximately five and a half minutes. The harmony of the solo is heavily jazz influenced similar to Sammut’s other works for solo marimba.  This piece is frequently found on the repertoire lists of solo marimba competitions worldwide. A recording of Cameleon can be heard on She-Wu’s album “Snapshot” as well as on Sammut’s album “Mirages.”

Annotated by Chase Bronstein