Thomas Burritt and members of the UT Percussion Ensemble stopped by KUT Radio to play a number of pieces including George Hamilton Green’s “Triplets”, and a solo called “Construction in red and ochre” by Donald Grantham. It has a French name which is spelled differently but you get the idea. Also on the program was John Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape #2” a.k.a. “Fourth Construction”.
The music and MP3’s of “Triplets” are available at the Project Gutenberg site. It is a much older and harder to hear version so I would just check out the modern rendition instead.
At a future MacRimba concert we should program one of these xylophone rags. I think my favorite is still “Xylophonia” but “Triplets” is very nice too.
This was a very good attempt and a layman’s description of the difference between a xylophone and a marimba. It is a hard question to be able to describe succinctly. Xylophones are smaller, generally have less bars, and are tuned differently.
This was a great performance in a wonderful sounding recording room (whatever they used in that room get the blueprints – it sounded fantastic). Nice job everyone!