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Kind of Ballad

Composer: Johannes Steinbauer

Instrument: Vibraphone

Level: Easy/Intermediate

Published: 2022

Price: €16.00

Item details

  • Description +
    • Duration: approx. 6 min.

      KIND OF BALLAD is a piece for vibraphone solo that is dedicated to my neighbours and friends Olivia, Dagmar and Kurt. Thanks!

      It should be played with great interpretative freedom. For this reason, no markings regarding dynamics or (exact) tempo have been included.

      I wish all vibraphonists a lot of fun and success with KIND OF BALLAD.

      Special thanks to Matti Opiola for the wonderful interpretation and Thorsten Blumberg for the professional and creative production of the presentation video.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Vibraphone

  • Watch+
    • Performed by Matti Opiola

  • About the composer +
    • Johannes Steinbauer was born in 1973 in Bavaria (Germany) and started drumming in a brass band at the age of 11. Later, he was taught by Christian Obermaier, who laid the groundwork for his professional training.   

      In 1993, whilst studying with Prof. Arnold F. Riedhammer at the „Richard Strauss Konservatorium“ in Munich, Johannes Steinbauer won a position as percussionist in the „Beethoven Orchester Bonn“. In 2001 he was appointed Principal Percussionist of the „WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln“. 

      Studies for snare drum and percussion were written in 2019, based on decades of orchestral experience. In 2020, Johannes Steinbauer composed his first solo pieces, including the 2020 Solo Trilogy for Vibraphone and Percussion, which was produced by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne in 2021. 

      For more information, please visit www.charakter-etueden.de

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover Artwork: Nicola Lee Photo:
      Thorsten Blumberg
      Translation: Dan Townsend
      Engraving: Johannes Steinbauer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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