Aidan Gold, Vibraphone

“Like A Bell” is a Vibraphone solo. It is about the vastly different ways in which bells have been represented in music. This ranges from extremely literal bell sounds taking advantage of the fourth present in the bell overtone series to quotations of melodies that only suggest bells because of their associations with bells. The piece is in two halves. The first uses very literal sounding bells, building up to a largely process-based climax. The second half is a “mirror” or a commentary on the first half, where the literal bells are pushed to the background as gradually more figurative descriptions of bells take over.

Requirements: Vibraphone (F3-F6), 4 mallets, Bass Bow

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