The melodic percussion Instruments 8

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173MBIC8 ZK 7 1T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Excellent mastery of two and four mallet technique on the Marimba and Vibraphone. Building a concert repertoire of solo and chamber compositions for melodic percussion instruments from proven 20th century international compositions (K. Abe, N.J.Živković, etc.), as well as from the area of experimental music - current and previous with a view to the preferences of individual students.

Mode of study

Regular individual consultations

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites.

Course contents

Expanding two and four mallet playing techniques - traditional and „Stevens“ holding methods.

Building a solo, primarily Marimba, repertoire:

A/ Transcription (developing musicality)

B/ Original compositions for Marimba, Vibraphone and other melodic percussion instruments (the basis of a concert repertoire)

C/ Compositions whose composers are renowned performers - Percussionists (an extended use of technical and sound potential)

Recommended or required reading

M. Jarrell: Assonance

P. Eötvös: Psalm 151

N. Fukushi: Ground

S. Ikebe: Monovalence

P. Creston: Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra

Ch. Dean: Morning Dove Sonett

G. Steiner: Vibes solos

M. Steinauer: Steinschlag

N. Živković: Ultimatum

M. Miki: Time

M. Miki: Concert f Marimba and Strings

J. Soler: i com el cant del rossignol...

D. Friedman: Pedaling and dampening etudes

K. Moszumanska-Nazar: 3 Koncert etudes

A. Miyoshi: Conversation

K. Abe: Works for Marimba I; Michi Paraphrase; Variations on Dowland`s LachrimaePavane; Meniscus for Marimba; Variations on Japanese Children?s Songs

G.Stout- Two Mexican Dances for Marimba

C. O. Musser - Etude op.11 No.4


Akira Miyoshi - Conversation

J.S.Bach -Violin Sonatas; Prelude and Menuet; Six Cello Suites (Bärenreiter Urtext Edition)

Maki. Ishii -Hiten Seido ?- for marimba solo

Toshi.Ichiyanagi -The Source

Yasuo.Sueyoshi - Mirage for Marimba

Toshimitsu.Tanaka - Two Movement for Marimba

Akemi.Naito - Memory of the Woods for solo Marimba

Tokuhide,Niimi- For Marimba II

Minoru. Miki - Time for Marimba

Kazunori. Miyake - Chain

Paul Creston - Concertino for Marimba

Eric Sammut ? Caméléon

John Thrower ? True Colours (short version)

N. J. Zivkovic ? Ilijas; Uneven Souls

Mark Ford ? Kingdome Lore Fanfare; Polaris; Afta Stuba

Jacob Druckman ? Reflections on the Nature of Water (single movements possible)

Joseph Schwantner ? Velocities

Andrew Thomas ? Merlin

Alejandro Vinao ? Khan Variations

Paul Lansky ? Three Moves for Marimba

Saul Consention ?Tango for Gary

Igor Lesnik ?Neenah

Christopher Norton ?November Evening

Paul Smadbeck ? Virginia Tate

Markus halt-Marimbics

Anna Ignatowicz ?Toccata

Joz Metzger ? Spirial Passages

Guillo Espel ?Zamna para Escuchar Tu Silencio

Michael Burritt ? Caritas

Eckhard Kopetzki ? Three movements for a solo dancer

David Edgar Brown- Robert`s Park

Chin Cheng Lin- Kaleidoscope

Kaplan Adolpho- Iioi

Joseph Schwantner ? Velocities

Bruno Matovani ? Moi, Jeu

Ludwig Albert ?Nimbostrantus

Yoshihisa Taira- Convergence

L.H.Stevens ?Rhytmic Caprice

Assessment methods and criteria

Performance and exam (testing committee evaluation). Initiative and creative approach throughout the entire semester, performance at the study year concert (Instructor evaluation).



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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