Chaconne for two marimbas

The “Chaconne for two marimbas” is composed in 2015 at a request of a Japanese marimba player Makoto Nakura, for the memorial concert of Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in 1995.

The music begins with a theme performed by solo marimba and followed by 27 variations. The first 12 mysterious variations gradually develop the first climax and rush into the next 12 variations in vivace. A cadenza is placed after the tempestuous middle part, followed by a short coda to conclude the music.


Commission by Makoto Nakura


  • Date : 2015/1/16
  • Place : Kobe Nada Hall,Japan
  • Performed by : Makoto Nakura, Reiko Kani

Sheet Music


Japanese TitleNidai no marimba no tame no syakonnu
Westean TitleChaconne for two marimbas
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Original scoreHoshina Music Office
Performance time8:30
Level (1~5)5
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JASRAC work code207-7701-9