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Piece Title : Tales for Vibraphone Vol. 1 - Tea for Two
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Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Leth, Max Seide (1921-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Lucky for us that Max Seide Leth made the transition from piano to vibraphone!  This collection showcases Leth`s truly unique musical voice and is rewarding for both the performer and audience.  Leth`s arrangements are absolutely idiomatic and explore the full range of the instrument - but more importantly, they are exceedingly musical.  I wholeheartedly recommend "Tales for Vibraphone".

Benjamin Toth, Professor of Percussion, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, USA

"What a story! A grand piano is missing at a venue, but in stead has a vibraphone. Max begins to play on it and thereby moves the limits on what is possible for the instrument. The most fascinating is the endless stream of technical genius which is only matched by the lovely harmonization by Max. And by the way you can only dream about playing it just as beautiful and effortless like Max himself.”

Henrik Cornelius Hansen
, Principal Timpanist at South Jutland Symphony Orchestra, Denmark

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Vibraphone
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 3 1/2 Octave Vibraphone
Written for / Commissioned by : N/A
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Henrik Cornelius
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Publisher :Edition Svitzer
Publishers Website :www.editionsvitzer.com
Publisher Details :

Edition Svitzer is an innovative music publisher and booking agency. We want to serve you - both by providing premium quality sheet music by modern composers, and by making it possible to hear this music performed live by top soloists and ensembles, world-wide.

It is our wish that the high quality of our sheet music will nurture the relationship between musician and musical work, and provide years of continued pleasure. By the same token, we want to assure our customers the best possible live musical experience from our booking agency. We believe that our backgrounds as musicians enable us to handpick the artists that will make this possible.


Year Composed / Copyright Date :1998 /  2010
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.editionsvitzer.com/archive_valgt.php?id_vaerk=115      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Max Seide Leth was born into a musical family in 1921. In 1938, Max entered The Royal Danish Academy of music as a pianist and consequently earned his Soloist`s Diploma. In the years to follow, he played with numerous well-known artists from Denmark and elsewhere, and he established a name for himself in the jazz world. In addition, he appeared frequently in numerous Radio & TV programs for a period of more than 15 years. Max Seide Leth`s life was changed forever one evening at a job where the venue had no piano for him to play. They offered him an old Vibraphone instead. Max was not comfortable with this, but after some deliberation he decided to perform the concert on the Vibraphone – with success! As time went on, he developed his own special way of learning the instrument, and became so taken with it that he often chose the Vibraphone over the piano for his performances. This led to a position as percussion teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 1984 to 1993. Max Seide Leth is also recognised as a composer and as a brilliant arranger. His arrangements have been performed all over the world by some of the best percussionists. "Tales for Vibraphone" is the first of a larger collection, published by Edition Svitzer, which contains arrangements for Vibraphone.

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Posted By : JustinS    Date Posted: 07 September 2013 07:34:56 PM
This sounds amazing. Very tasteful use of chromaticism. Good balance in the chords and dynamics.
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