Concerto pour Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble

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Emmanuel Séjourné

General Info

Year of Published: 2002
Publisher: Alfonce Production
Difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 00:18:00
Cost: $69.95




Percussion Ensemble

Player 1: Vibraphone & Xylophone
Player 2: Marimba & Glockenspiel
Player 3: Marimba
Player 4: Bass Marimba
Player 5: Timpani & Rain Tree & Suspended Cymbal


Movement 1: A piecere
Movement 2: Energique et agressif


Emmanuel Séjourné's Concerto pour Vibraphone highlights the instrument and the player through technically challenging and mind-twisting musical moments. The percussion ensemble version is definitely a crowd-pleaser.

The first movement opens with gentle, ethereal bowed notes from the vibraphone against quietly advancing accompaniment, leading into a recitative-like solo that corresponds to Sejourne's typical jazzy style nicely. This seemingly free-form solo lasts the majority of the movement, ending again with bows.

The second movement is strikingly different. At times sounding like a horror film soundtrack, the closing half is reminiscent of Bartok. Here the soloists' technical chops shine. Effects like bending notes also come into play.

Recent Performance

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