Xylophone Concerto

Title: Xylophone Concerto
Date of Composition: Copyright © 1979 Daniel Bukvich
Level of Difficulty: University/Professional
(very difficult solo xylophone part, including use of 4 mallet technique - also very quiet at the end which makes it difficult to record)
Instrumentation: Solo Xylophone with Wind Ensemble and Ragtime Band
Ensemble Set-up: Bukvich Symphonic Band Diagram
Performance Time: 18:10
Publisher: Manuscript
Program Notes:

Bukvich’s “Xylophone Concerto” is a tribute to Irving Berlin. It was composed for solo xylophone with concert band/wind ensemble and a separate ragtime band. The piece flips back and forth between very contemporary sounds and the sound of ragtime, which Dan associates with the xylophone. It is based on the initial phrase of Berlin’s “ A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody”.

Recordings: Details about recording(s):
  • Performer(s): Wind Ensemble, University of Idaho
  • Conductor: Robert Spevacek
  • Soloists: Joel Pals, xylophone
  • Location: University Auditorium, University of Idaho
  • Date recorded: 1997

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Recording(s) posted: [2009-11-03 14:38:47]

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