Composer Frank Ferriano
Title The Pearls
Level INT/ADV
Genre Percussion
Price $25.00
Description "The Pearls" by Jelly Roll Morton was arranged for Marimba Quartet in 2004 by Frank Ferriano. This arrangement was commissioned by the Madison (WI) Marimba Quartet. The Pearls is and arrangement of Ferdinand Lamontís AKA "Jelly Roll" Morton piano piece. Morton in his many compositions added more rhythmic variety as well as blues inspired harmonies to the traditional ragtime style. Although his compositions are familiar to Jazz historians and older jazz fans, younger audiences and musicians are not as familiar with his music This challenging piano composition has been broken down into parts for the marimba ensemble. The Pearls is a prime example of Mortonís style. In several concerts the arrangement has been well received by young and old alike.





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