Adoration for Marimba Quartet
by Florence Price
arr. by Sean Daniels
Received its world premiere by the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra Percussion Section at the 2021 Percussive Arts Society International Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Originally, composed for Organ in 1951, Adoration is one of Price’s most popular works. It has been arranged for String Quartet and Orchestra. This arrangement for Marimba Quartet is the first published percussion arrangement of this work. Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1887. She enrolled in the New England Conservatory of Music at 14, where she studied composition and graduated in 1907. In 1932, Price’s Symphony in E Minor won a composition prize, leading to its premiere by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra —the first composition by a black woman to be performed by a major orchestra.