Rainfall Shuffle for 3 percussionists
The beginning of the music is an invitation to the labyrinth by vibraphone and marimba’s tremolo. Then, with count by the drum player, the drum’s shuffle rhythm dominates. The main theme appears and transforms while being repeated. This part is shortened and repeated after a brief interlude. The basic rhythm of the latter half is presented in the new tempo by the triangle and getting tense. After a canon by three players on xylophone, vibraphone and marimba, music flows into finale.
"Rainfall Shuffle" is a fictious card shuffle which does not exist in reality. This piece has been premiered by Player 1 Yoshiko Kanda, Player 2 Tamao Inano, Player 3 Hitomi Nagano on February 7, 2020, at Tokyo Opera City Ricital Hall, Tokyo, Japan.