Vibraphone accordion violoncello and double bass (2009)

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Vibraphone, Accordion, Violoncello and Double bass (2009)

Alexander Hunter


Vibraphone, Accordion, Violoncello and Double bass Performance Note Vibraphone, Accordion, Violoncello and Double bass was written in Edinburgh in March of 2009. The piece should last approximately six minutes, and should be performed without a conductor. Notated rhythmic values should be interpreted as durations. These durations (including rests) are intended merely as suggestions, and at no time should a pulse be felt. All sounds should be very quiet, and should be completely without vibrato. All pitches in the vibraphone part should be bowed. The sustain pedal is to be depressed and the motor turned off throughout. Use enough bow to get a good sound and mute the bars gently with your hand at the end of the notated duration. The score originally called for either two players on a single vibraphone or two separate instruments. The piece can be performed with a single player, with the bow used for ‘white keys’ in one hand and that used for ‘black keys’ in the other. Each sound on the accordion should be completed in one motion (in or out). The ‘cello and double bass should use mutes throughout. Harmonics are notated where fingered. Each sound should ideally be played in one bow. Performers may arrange themselves anywhere in the performance space so long as each can see and hear every other. Preference should be given to close proximity to the audience. A. T. Hunter Edinburgh 03/09


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