compositions | unaccompanied solos | songs of venus (2015)

Songs of Venus (2015)

Medium: Solo Vibraphone
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Arranged: 2015
Duration: ca. 30:00
Difficulty: Grade 4-5

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Vibraphone (3.5-octave, but playable on 3-octave)

Blackberries & Chamomile
Sunrise Snapshots
Yin & Yang
Flour & Thread
Swirls of Decadence
Rosemary & Thyme
Boundless Vivacity

Songs of Venus was created to celebrate several of the women in my immediate and extended family. Represented are grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and nieces, each having a unique and meaningful impact on my life. I tried my best to capture the essence of each of these wonderful people through simple, memorable melodies and textures. From a technical standpoint, each of the intermediate four-mallet solos stand alone as concert solos or may be paired with others in the collection to create a suite. However, the entire collection is not intended to be performed in one setting as a long 30-minute suite. All of the solos are written for a 3.5-octave vibraphone, but cue notes make it possible to perform on a 3-octave instrument.