Reflex - Fanfare Prelude


Composer: Gordon Hughes
Players: 3
Instrumentation: Vibraphone and two Marimbas (one 4.3 and one 5.0 octave, all parts two mallets only)
Grading: A.M.E.B. 6-7 | ABS 4+ to 5- (Intermediate/Advanced)

A vibrant concert opener. This work for mallet trio was written to explore the interactions between three fanfare melodic lines. Reflex will make any audience sit up and listen.

A complete recording of this work is available on the REVOLUTIONS compact disc.


Percussive Arts Society (USA) ‘Percussive Notes’ review (John Baldwin)
"...The bright, yet tonal sonorities and the unrelenting, almost in-your-face rhythmic development combine to make the trio a good opener or closer for a university junior-level recital or chamber music concert.”

Percussive Arts Society (USA) ‘Percussive Notes’ review (John R. Raush )
"...Hughes’ “Reflex” for two marimbas and vibes make attractive additions to the mallet repertoire.”

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