Crystal Mallet by Arthur Lipner

digital download 

Four mallet solo for beginning/intermediate players. Balanced technique and dynamic control will bring this meditative, shimmering S-A-T-B piece to life. At approx 2'30", it has proven to be a perfect recital piece for students in all corners of the world.

 

GRADE: II          PAGES:  5          DURATION: 2'30"

                        price $9.95  

 
 
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Crystal Mallet by Arthur Lipner

digital download here * physical copy available from dealers 

Four mallet solo for beginning/intermediate players. Balanced technique and dynamic control will bring this meditative, shimmering S-A-T-B piece to life. Short, sweet and impactful, Crystal Mallet has proven to be a perfect recital piece for students in all corners of the world.

                      GRADE: II          PAGES:  5            DURATION: 2:30

                        price $9.95  

Kaleidoscope by Arthur Lipner

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Similar S-A-T-B structure and exploration as Crystal Mallet for the more advance player. Grade 4/5. Very popular follow-up piece after Crystal Mallet is mastered.  Challenging four-mallet chordal work. Utilizes edges of bars in one passage.   

                          GRADE: IV/V        PAGES:  9          DURATION: 7:00

                        price $12.50  

Ave Maria arranged by Arthur Lipner

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Schubert's classic arranged beautifully for four mallets on a 3-octave vibraphone. The last page can be challenging, but the tempo is slow enough to take the time you wish for phrasing and musicality which, in turn, will allow more time for the correct notes. A gorgeous mood piece everyone will enjoy playing in a variety of performance settings. 

                          GRADE: IV            PAGES:  4          DURATION: 4:20

                                 price $9  

 

Waltz For Debby, comp Bill Evans/arr by Arthur Lipner

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This jazz classic by Bill Evans, in 3/4 time, is the "Step 8" four-mallet arrangement found in the Vibes Real Book. Playing through this piece, among the many things you will learn is how to voice standard jazz chords with extensions (9th;s, etc).  When the piece gets to performance level, you'll have an easy time Swinging this full sounding arrangement. Suitable for a college recital, or solo gig - like five other "Step 8's" in the Vibes Real Book. Requires solid control of four mallets and independence possibilities. 

                          GRADE: V            PAGES:  7          DURATION: 4:20

                                price $12