AMEB PERCUSSION EXAMINATION PIECES

"MALLET DERBY"

AMEB GRADE 7

FOUR MALLETS VIBRAPHONE

This work is an adaptation of a longer piece composed for the selection rounds of the Sydney International Piano Competition. It was originally scored for five pianos playing simultaneously, hence the "derby" idea whereby each piano was pitted against the other in a rambunctious race till the very end ! It explores the less common use of the vibraphone for extended passages with the pedal kept up to create a staccato effect, intricate weaving melodic lines using unconventional scales and sophisticated rhythmic interplay between the vibraphone and piano parts.  

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"ITTY BITTY DITTY"

AMEB GRADE 8

FOUR MALLETS VIBRAPHONE

This work is a short piece designed to feature the textural, timbral and technical possibilities inherent to the Vibraphone. It includes a myriad of musical styles ranging from Blues and Afro-Cuban based melodic figures, chorale like chordal sections, contemporary classical angular phrasing and extended technique of using a cello bow. It has piano accompaniment. It was awarded inclusion in the International Vibraphone Project 100 year anniversary folio.

Itty Bitty Ditty - Vibraphone & Piano
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"ETUDE FOR ANDRE"

CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE

FOUR MALLETS VIBRAPHONE

This work was originally written for my student at the Qld Conservatorium of Music as a personal technical etude. It explores hand independence, legato phrasing and quintuplet rhythm groupings.

Etude for Andre - Solo Vibraphone
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DAVE KEMP

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Composer

Educator