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arranged for mallet sextet by Brian Blume
Level: Medium
Duration: 3:50
Personnel: 6 players
Release Date: 2018
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE18-013DL
Price: $32.00
Item #: TSPCE18-013DL

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Description

Brian Blume’s arrangement of Coventry Carol, a traditional English carol based on a biblical play entitled The Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors, is a delicate and haunting treatment of its original. Scored for glockenspiel, vibraphone, and 4 different marimba parts, Mr. Blume does a fantastic job of creating differing textures throughout. He does this by layering in different voices at different times and by using the lowest marimba like a string bass, playing rhythmic figures while the other marimba parts are rolling.

Coventry Carol was premiered by the Southeastern university Percussion Ensemble in December 2017.

Instrumentation

1 glockenspiel

1 vibraphone

2–3 marimbas*—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A, (1) low C

* If 3 marimbas aren’t available, this piece can be performed with 2 marimbas with M1 and M4 sharing a low C instrument.

Description

Brian Blume’s arrangement of Coventry Carol, a traditional English carol based on a biblical play entitled The Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors, is a delicate and haunting treatment of its original. Scored for glockenspiel, vibraphone, and 4 different marimba parts, Mr. Blume does a fantastic job of creating differing textures throughout. He does this by layering in different voices at different times and by using the lowest marimba like a string bass, playing rhythmic figures while the other marimba parts are rolling.

Coventry Carol was premiered by the Southeastern university Percussion Ensemble in December 2017.

Instrumentation

1 glockenspiel

1 vibraphone

2–3 marimbas*—(1) 4-octave, (1) low A, (1) low C

* If 3 marimbas aren’t available, this piece can be performed with 2 marimbas with M1 and M4 sharing a low C instrument.



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