Mallet Ensembles Vol. 4
Composer: Daniel Berg
Instrument: Percussion Ensemble
Duration 15. min.
As many kids, I started to play drums and later in the teens I got in contact with the melodic percussion… and I was stucked! With the songs in Mallet Ensembles I have an attempt to awaken a young drummers curiosity for marimba and vibraphone. Therefore, I use repeated technical patterns in the chord parts, quite easy to learn, but a little bit tricky and fun for a drummer to play.
These three songs are orchestrated for a couple of mallet instruments – to get a rich and ”fat sound”, please double all parts in different octaves. The glockenspiel part is grade as easy, melody part is a little bit harder and chord parts intermediate.
Somethin' You Can Do About It?
Mallet Ensembles Vol. 4 performed by Fredrik Duvling & Daniel Berg (Rhythm Art Duo)
About the composer +
Daniel Berg is a Swedish composer, musician and professor in classical percussion. He combines the role of writing music with being a versatile musician and teaches solo percussion and chamber music at the University College of Music in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Örebro in Sweden.
In his passion to promote the marimba as a solo- and chamber music instrument, Daniel has worked intimately with a number of composers who have written original music for the instrument. This includes more than 250 world premieres for solo and chamber works. Daniel Berg is an artist of Bergerault Marimbas and Elite Mallets.
As a composer Daniel has written a lot for percussion published by Edition Svitzer like his Kroumata for percussion sextet, Images for Percussion Duo and Yán Jiāng (Magma) for solo marimba - a commission from the Taiwan World Percussion Competition 2020.
Photo (Daniel Berg): Stig-Magnus Torsén
Cover: Ronni Kot Wenzell
Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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