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A set of six solo works for vibraphone by one of today's leading concert and recording artists. Complete musical statements with limited technical demands for mallet players of various levels of ability. Titles are: Mirror from Another * Vienna * Wind * Midnight Star * Looking Back * Trance.
Released in 1975, a collection of Vibraphone Solos. This was originally released as a way to help fill the void of Vibraphone literature. Program notes include pedaling, dampening, motor suggestions as well as programming suggestions for combining the solos into a program.
Sarabande Prelude in C Major Nocturne Serenade Le Petit Berger La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin Brigg Fair (English Folk Song) Valse Trisque' A Theme for Goodbye Lament Toccata Avant The Ash Grove (Welsh Folk Song)
Trilogy: Three Movements For Solo Vibraphone is quickly becoming a standard for recitals, juries and just for enjoyable playing. Approachable for all audiences, this piece is a crowd pleaser.
"Sonatina for Vibraharp" by Brad Stirtz is an exciting and driving one movement sonata. This piece requires wrist rotation control, independent mallet control, and attention to pedaling.
Vibraphone Solo - The Apocryphal Still Life Composed By Christopher Deane
Program Notes: The Apocryphal Still Life was written upon the request of the Percussive Arts Society to be performed by contestants for the 1996 Vibraphone Competition to be held at the PASIC Convention '96. The work is dedicated to the virtuoso vibist and good friend, Jon Metzger. In addition to the use of one hand harmonics, a very simple preparation is called for which is to have the lowest "D" and "E" pitches of the instrument raised so that they remain unaffected by the damper system throughout the piece. The piece is composed entirely in cycles consisting of two measures of 6/4 followed by a measure of 4/4 although it is not the desire of the composer to have this fact immediately perceived by the listener.
"The Apocryphal Still Life is a solo for vibraphone dedicated to the virtuoso vibist Jon Metzger. Basically the composition is in an ABA form with the A section being slow (quarter note = 56) and the B section being in double time (8th note = quarter note). The focus of both sections is mainly triplets; however, the triplets of the A section are used as an effect rather than a pulsating rhythm. Many special effects are required to perform this work: one-handed rolls, preparing the D and E (middle range) to sustain freely in spite of the pedaling, one-handed harmonics and dead strokes. All of these effects are clearly explained on a detailed performance notes page. The Apocryphal Still Life is an excellent solo for vibraphone. It was written at the request of the Percussive Arts Society to be performed by contestants for the vibraphone competition held at PASIC '96. Its special effects and idiomatic style would be rewarding for both the performer and the audience at a college-level recital." - John Beck Percussive Notes, October 1997
Vibraphone Solo - Mourning Dove Sonnet Composed By Christopher Deane
Instrumentation: Vibraphone Program Notes: This piece is for solo vibraphone, using techniques that are unique to the instrument. This piece should not be performed unless the player uses the techniques indicated. The player should take time to allow the effects to work in performance, never projecting the feeling of being rushed or frantic. Movement should be fluid, to serve both the music and the visual aspect of the music. Since the combination of bows and mallets presents problems beyond the harmonic understanding of the piece, it may be helpful to learn the work using mallets before working with the bows.
"In ABA form, Mourning Dove Sonnet is not only completely idiomatic for vibraphone, but also one of the most difficult vibraphone works available. Approximately 8 1/2 minutes long, the piece calls for two bows to be held during the A sections. However, these are to be held as the outside mallets of the Stevens four-mallet grip! The left hand inside mallet is a standard vibraphone mallet, while the right hand inside mallet is a pitch bending mallet. Obviously, the difficulty arises in the mechanics of these combinations. But it should be noted that the combinations of sounds that are consequently produced are numerous, pleasing, interesting, and excellently presented within their contexts. The rhythms in Mourning Dove Sonnet are generally straightforward, but 5 versus 2 is a predominant figure as well. In addition to bowing and bending pitches, the performer is required to create harmonics on various pitches and play on a muffled portion of the vibraphone. Parts of the melodic material are taken from an actual mourning dove song (hence the fide), and the harmonies are typically pleasing with little unresolved dissonance. The directions included with the work are very specific and easy to understand. The printing is neat, but there are a few discrepancies regarding rhythm (two 9/8 bars labeled as 7/8, a 3/4 bar reading as 2/4, etc.). All markings for harmonics, bending, bowings, etc. are very clear. The advanced vibraphonist will find performing Mourning Dove Sonnet a challenging and rewarding experience. I highly recommend it." - Rich Holly Percussive Notes, October 1985
Vibraphone Solo - Design Composed By Marlène Tachoir
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Instrumentation: Vibraphone and Piano Accompaniment
Vibraphone Solo - Dialogue Composed By Marlène Tachoir
Vibraphone Solo - Solo Vibraphone Collection Composed By MarlÃ¨ne Tachoir and Jerry Tachoir
"Sunbell" by Mark Glentworth is a solo for vibraphone and is one of three movements in "Vibraphone Suite no.1". Like the other two movements of the suite, this piece can be played with the other two movements as a suite or individually as a solo.
This piece begins and ends with shimmering one handed rolls in the left hand and features a central Latin section.
From acclaimed percussionist Bill Molenhof, 'Music of the Day' features 6 advanced solos for contemporary vibraphone. This collection features performance suggestions and a CD recording. This is a great book for capable players.Solos:
2 Concert Pieces for Solo Vibraphone. I) BRAZILIAN LANDSCAPE in a Brazilian Mood. II) REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW WORLD, with themes from Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
excellent concert pieces for low-C vibraphone, these can also to be played on the standard three octave instrument.
I) BRAZILIAN LANDSCAPE is a fantasy that depicts a musical journey through Brazil. Starting with a very soft lento motive, the work presents a lyrical melody in the rhythm of baiao with a long development and increasing tension. After reaching its climax the theme returns with to the same very soft lento motive from the beginning. This work is essentially a transcribed version of an improvisation that I commonly played on concerts for over ten years.
II) REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW WORLD – This piece consists of three variations of the gospel theme from the second movement of Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The overture from the second movement and the theme from the fourth movement of the same symphony are also used throughout the development of the piece. This piece was written for my fiftieth birthday in 2002 and is based on some of my reflections from living in USA after leaving Brazil in 2000.
A challenging and beautiful solo for advanced vibraphone players. The piece develops from a quiet introduction through to a powerful ending, utilizing a rondo /variation type of form. The final section contains a simple passage that requires three mallets in the right hand.
A charming and entertaining work in two sections, suitable for any kind of concert. According to Percussive Notes Magazine it is “A superb recital composition.........in which Rosauro successfully explores the jazz idiom.”
This book contains dampening studies, pedaling studies, as well as solo pieces for the development of the basic vibraphone technique. It is also possible to practice improvisation with some of these pieces, as some of the pieces have an extra part with chords only, to be performed by a second mallet player (marimba).
Besides their pedagogical nature, these pieces are fun to play and can also be used as concert pieces in student recitals.
Included: 2 Dampening Etudes, 2 Pedaling Etudes, Children Song, Etude in Blues, Etude in Bossa, Minor Blues, and My Dear Friend.
"Gymnopedie No. 1" is a Jim Casella arrangement for vibraphone of one of Erik Satie's most valued piano works. This arrangement follows the original very closely although the key has been changed to better accommodate the range of a vibraphone. This solo is tricky due to the mallet dampening that requires a certain level of sensitivity and precision in order to clearly bring out the melody over the harmony.
Vibraphone Solo The Little Things / A Good Friday MEDIUM ADVANCED / ADVANCED Vibraphone Solo 2 Minutes 31 Seconds; 5 Minutes 6 Seconds
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Method Book My Marimba and I Instrumentation: marimba and vibraphone collection