Composer: Gordon Stout

Title: Rumble Strips

Category: Marimba Solo

Instrumentation: Marimba (5 Octave)

Difficulty: Advanced

Publisher: Keyboard Percussion Publications


Completed in September of 2000, this is one of my more recent works for solo marimba. It was composed specifically for my solo marimba CD Astral Projections (Rosewood Records). The title refers to the warning bumps or grooves that are often encountered on our roadways, which produce a sudden and unexpected rumbling when driven over.

These rumble strips are depicted musically throughout the composition. Rumble Strips was premiered by She-e Wu at PASIC-2000 in Dallas, TX.

-Gordon Stout


A detailed list of Errata and corrections to the published score can be found on the composers website. The link is provided below:


Annotated by Dan Pessalano