Glass Marimba

Glass Marimba

(Sticcado Pastorale)

Price/Day
$120
Range
C4-C6

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Sometimes, Emil Richards brought the glass marimba to sessions to see if composers wanted to use it along with or in place of glockenspiel, often doubling the part in order to bring new timbre and texture to the music. It has a two-octave range.

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  • Glass marimba has a bell-like quality in this repeating motive from The Bourne Supremacy (2004) by composer John Powell.

Please note: these are just examples, as playing technique and mallet/stick choices often have a great effect on the timbre.

These sound excerpts, to the best of our knowledge (unless otherwise noted), include this actual instrument from our collection. To hear the instrument yourself, or to let us know of any errors, please contact us.