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Composer: Johannes Steinbauer

Instrument: Vibraphone and Percussion

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Published: 2021

Price: €35.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 25 min.


      The 2020 Solo Trilogy for Vibraphone and Percussion was written during the pandemic for which the year 2020 will forever be remembered. The titles of the three movements, ATMOSPHÄREN (atmospheres), KRISIS (crisis) and REGENERATION (regeneration), suggest an abstract „programme“.

      The vibraphone is the main instrument in 2020, but other percussion instruments also feature, providing extraordinary tone colour in ATMOSPHÄREN and REGENERATION and dominating in KRISIS.

      My special thanks go to Johannes Wippermann for the fantastic interpretation, the WDR Cologne for the creative video production and the EDITION SVITZER for the wonderful layout.

      I wish all performers and audiences of 2020 an intense experience. Johannes Steinbauer Bonn, August 2021

  • Instrumentation +
    • Required Instruments

      Vibraphone (range: f - f3, with and without motor)
      Chinese Cymbal (medium size)
      Waterphone Wuhan gong (medium size)
      Chinese opera gong (high, hanging)
      Chinese opera gong (medium, lying flat and slightly dampened)
      2 Bongos (high/mid)
      Tom tom (medium low)
      Bamboo wind chimes
      Several asian (temple) wind bells, for example japanese furins

      Vibraphone sticks
      Wooden sticks with heavy heads (or inverted snare drum sticks)
      2 cello or double bass bows

  • Watch+
    • Performed by Johannes Wippermann

  • About the composer +
    • Johannes Steinbauer was born in 1973 in Bavaria (Germany) and started drumming in a brass band at the age of 11. Later, he was taught by Christian Obermaier, who laid the groundwork for his professional training.   

      In 1993, whilst studying with Prof. Arnold F. Riedhammer at the „Richard Strauss Konservatorium“ in Munich, Johannes Steinbauer won a position as percussionist in the „Beethoven Orchester Bonn“. In 2001 he was appointed Principal Percussionist of the „WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln“. 

      Studies for snare drum and percussion were written in 2019, based on decades of orchestral experience. In 2020, Johannes Steinbauer composed his first solo pieces, including the 2020 Solo Trilogy for Vibraphone and Percussion, which was produced by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne in 2021. 

      For more information, please visit www.charakter-etueden.de

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover: Julia Okon
      Front Cover Artwork: Nicola Lee
      Photo: Thorsten Blumberg
      Translation: Dan Townsend
      Engraving: Johannes Steinbauer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
      Copyright © Edition SVITZER

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