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Thread: bells, xylophone, Marimba's,sleigh bells,vibes composers

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    bells, xylophone, Marimba's,sleigh bells,vibes composers

    Which Composers used bells, xylophone, Marimba's, sleigh bells,vibes?

    Which Composers used alot of percussion instruments besides cymbals,bass drum,snare? like wood blocks, temple blocks, wind chimes etc.

    I heard Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin, Handel,Bach, brahms
    symphonies and quartets and never heard of bells, xylophone, Marimba's, sleigh bells,wood blocks, temple blocks, wind chimes
    Which composers did use them ? can you please list them


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    You know, I have no idea.

    But I always get the feeling I would be answering your homework for you...

    Are you a music student?

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    Not at all im asking because i wan't to know to advance my music skills

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    OK, no offence meant.

    They are very specific questions that's all. Anyway, I wouldnt mind helping whatever the reason, so sorry I can't.

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    Are you interested in use of percussion by pre-20th century composers, or do current composers/percussionists also interest you?
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    Evelyn Glennie has composed many percussive pieces for Xylophone etc!!

    She is an awesome percussionist who is also DEAF!

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    percussion by pre-20th century composers, or do current composers/percussionists also interest you?

    Any composers that used tuned percussion and with percussion im having a hard time just finding the pieces composers wrote that used percussion stuff

    I just need the names of the composers thanks for the help

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    Dunno if this is what you're looking for .I can only name some Jazz guys ,all modern,players ,one deceased.
    Gary Burton
    Mike Mainieri(solo and with Steps Ahead)
    Milt Jackson(MJQ)
    Steve Reich(there is one Album from him with music for tuned mallet instruments.That's all I know of .

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    Any number of classical guys have cool percussion, from Bach to Beethoven, though I prefer the roughly 1860-present periods. Works for orchestra that include excellent percussion can be found by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Bartok, & others...but I prefer pieces for solo or small percussion ensemble.

    You might check out:

    Steve Reich "Sextet/6 Marimbas"

    Safri "Works for Percussion"

    Mark Ford (can't recall the CD title, but "Polaris", "AftaStuba", & "Stubernic" are incredible when you see/hear them live)

    Terry Bozzio "Chamber Works"

    If these are too "classical" for you taste, you might try checking out some of the top drum & bugle corps (I think the Cadets won this year, followed by Cavaliers, Bluecoats, etc. - info at dci.org), solo works by Bozzio like "Drawing the Circle", "pop" percussion ensembles like Stomp & Strike, Japanese ensemble Kodo, Blast (insanely good ensemble that used to be the Star of Indiana drum & bugle corp), and even performance artists Blue Man Group.

    In case you couldn't tell, I'm a HUGE fan of percussion music.
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    Thanks for the information

    which composers did "Percussion Ensembles" "Percussion Concertos"?

    I know composer Cowell

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    Quick up-date: The Mark Ford CD is called "Polaris".

    Try the CD "Percussion Music" (Elektra Nonesuch). The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble does excellent versions of "Ionisation" (Varese), "Fantasy" (Colgrass), "Ostinato Pianissimo" (Cowell) and more.
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    The correct answer is Frank Zappa.
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