Medium/Advanced Duet for Vibraphone and Marimba
Traditional / arr. Matthew Weyer
Instrumentation: Vibraphone, Marimba—low C
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing is an 18th Century Christian hymn based upon the American folk tune, “Nettleton.” In Matthew Weyer’s arrangement for vibraphone and marimba duo, he brings beautiful and sweet new life to this uplifting theme.
While the vibraphone carries much of the melodic role, both members of the duet take the lead at various points. Marimba flourishes requiring good command of 4-mallet technique will be required to properly communicate the music. As a whole, this is a wonderful vehicle in which players can hone their skills of balancing musical roles while challenging themselves technically and working as a unit to convey the beauty built within the music.
This piece ships as a professionally bound folio and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and an audio reference recording.