Harry Partch - Diamond Marimba
  Year :   1946
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Instrument
  Materials:   The blocks are Brazilian rosewood and Pernambuco, mounted on thin foam rubber; the resonators are Brazilian bamboo.
  Info :   Madison, Wisconsin





 
  Work Details  
  40 inches high at the back, 33 at the front, 36 inches across the top. The 36 blocks are arranged in diagonal rows, so that one sweep of the mallet will sound an arpeggio-like chord. Strokes with the right hand are major; those with the left hand are minor (from top to bottom). The range is almost three octaves, beginning with the approximate C# above middle C.