The melodic percussion Instruments 9

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173MBIC9 Z 7 1T Czech winter

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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. Feldman: The King of Denmark

G. Aperghis: Graffity

Y. Sueyoshi: Mirage

M. Miki: Marimba Spiritual

J. Schmitt/J. Beer: Dämmerblume

Y. Taira: Monodrame

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

Initiative and creative approach throughout the whole semester (Instructor assessment)



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