Medium/Advanced Vibraphone (4-mallet) Solo
Instrumentation: Solo Vibraphone (3-octave)
Grimoire is a work for solo vibraphone based around the book of the occult. Being a Wiccan book of magic, a Grimoire typically includes instruction on creating magic objects, pages of chants and spells, and instructions on invoking the power of supernatural beings such as angels, spirits, and demons. Each Grimoire is personalized to the owner through ritual practice and experimentation with the occult. How each person's Grimoire is used is completely up to the intent of the owner. Based on harmonic material from my marimba trio Bloodworks, this piece traces the atmosphere of a Wiccan chant of invocation, leaning toward a use of ill intent. This work was commissioned by percussionist Dr. Andrew Veit.