Advanced Concert Percussion
by Olin Johannessen
Instrumentation: Vibraphone, Marimba*
*A low C is preferable, however a low A marimba will also work.
This duet for vibraphone and marimba has a listenable accessibility while still being challenging from a technical standpoint. It calls upon the performers to have good versatility with 4-mallet control as well as a solid sense of communication with the other player as it weaves in and out of multiple time signatures and phrasings. Johannessen gives several musical directions and suggestions in regard to pedaling, phrasing, and stickings which also make this a great piece to use in educational situations for practicing technical concepts in a musical application. Great for percussion recitals, ensemble concerts, and festivals.
This piece comes with a bound score and includes an mp3 recording and all individual parts available for printing in pdf format on the included CD-Rom.