The inaugural work of “The Jonathan Singer Historical Xylophone Publication Series”, Singer transcribes a 1920’s recording of Billy Gladstone playing this medley with the Capitol Theatre Orchestra and arranges it for solo xylophone with marimba band accompaniment.
Instrumentation: Xylophone, Two 4.0 Marimbas, One 5.0 Marimba
About The Jonathan Singer Historical Xylophone Publication Series:
With the aim of honoring the legacies of the many, great xylophonists of the twentieth century, xylophonist and scholar Jonathan Singer has curated The Jonathan Singer Historical Xylophone Publication Series. Transcribed from studio recordings and live radio broadcasts, and arranged for both the solo xylophonist and modern percussion ensemble, these pieces both expand today’s xylophone solo repertoire, and give insight into improvisational styles performed from the interwar period of the early twentieth century.