Medium Vibraphone Solo + Percussion Ensemble
by Brian Nozny
Marimba — low A (optional low C)
Percussion — triangle, suspended cymbal, sleigh bells, mark tree
Mason's Voyage by Brian Nozny is a light and carefree percussion ensemble with a featured vibraphone soloist. This piece draws inspiration from his prior piece, Mason's Boat Ride and fond memories of boat excursions with his friend, Brian Mason. Mason's Voyage is a great tool for teaching percussionists about touch and nuance while simultaneously working on macro pulse. Written in 6/8 time, the piece also features sections in 3/4 time and a blending of the two time signatures. Nozny encourages directors and students to explore different interpretations of the pulse as both an ensemble and as individuals. This eight player percussion ensemble is a jovial and refreshing work set to brighten any concert program.
Mason’s Voyage was commissioned by and is dedicated to Dr. Tim Feerst and the University of Texas Permian Basin Percussion Ensemble.
Mason’s Voyage ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.