Composer: Gordon Hughes
Instrumentation: Vibraphone, 2 Marimbas (including one 4.3), Timpani (3). Keyboard parts use two-mallet technique throughout.
Grading: A.M.E.B. 5 | ABS 4 (Intermediate/Advanced)
ELYSIUM is a highly tonal work utilising rolls and expressive chorale style writing for mallet ensemble. The expressive two mallet writing style, rich chording and moving climax will appeal to player and audience alike.
A complete recording of this work is available on the REVOLUTIONS compact disc.
Percussive Arts Society (USA) ‘Percussive Notes’ review (Tom Morgan)
"...This chant-like composition exploits the beauty of the sustained marimba sound blended with the vibraphone and timpani."