Medium Difficult Vibraphone (4-mallet) Solo
by Walter Mertens
Instrumentation: Vibraphone (4-mallet)
Inspired by the first sentences of Walt Whitman's poem "Song of the Open Road," where he describes the many choices you can make in your live, the different ways you can take, but at the end you come at the final place you should be. The Path Before Me is an unaccompanied vibraphone work adapted from a larger concertino for solo vibraphone & either orchestra or wind ensemble, titled "Song of the Open Road."