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The Surface of Life by Mark Ford

Model # E-MF-SUR By: Innovative Percussion
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  • Overview

    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Solo Vibraphone
    • Instruments From Many Different Cultures
    • Layers and Grooves Create a Platform for Soloist
  • Item Details

    The Surface of Life by Mark Ford combines sounds and techniques from all over the world, including the Middle East, Korea, Trinidad, Cuba, and western music. Within the multiple layers of interesting grooves and timbres there is a more prominent solo vibraphone part that will require a top-notch performer.

    This is an incredibly interesting piece due to the fusion of so many great instruments that we might not typically expect to be grouped together. With an advanced college-level group, this piece will be a hit at any percussion concert.

    Instrumentation: 5-Octave Marimba, Xylophone, Almglocken

  • Double Second Steel Pans, Cello Steel Pans, Crotales
  • String Bass, Kick Drum, Toms (4)
  • Korean Gong, Splash Cymbal, China Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal, Wind Chimes (Mark Tree), Tambourine
  • Headless Tambourine, Vibraslap, Tom, Finger Cymbals
  • Doumbek, High & Low Cajons, Earth Bells

Duration: 3:00

Notes from the Composer: "The Surface of Life was the third prize recipient in the 2008 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest and is dedicated to University of North Texas percussion professor Christopher Deane. Professor Deane has personally expanded the potential of the concert vibrap(more...)

  • Specifications

    Name The Surface of Life by Mark Ford
    Brand Innovative Percussion
    Model # E-MF-SUR
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    Number of Orchestra Bells
    Number of Crotales
    Number of Vibes1
    Number of Chimes
    Number of Pans6
    Number of Xylophones
    Number of Marimbas1
    Number of Timpani Sets
    Includes Rhythm Section
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    Number of Mallets7
    Number of Performers7
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    Author/ComposerFord, Mark
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  • Returns & Shipping


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    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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