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Tom Collier

Plays Haydn, Mozart, Telemann and others

ORIGIN CLASSICAL 33013

“Collier) makes vibes and marimbas the expressive and emotional equal of piano keyboards.”
Robert Carlberg, Keyboard Magazine

For this recording, Tom Collier has arranged works mostly composed for two violins, and has adapted them to marimba and vibraphone. Collier's first encounter with classical music for marimba occurred in the late 1950's when he learned from transcriptions of great violin music, some of the only published music available for mallet instruments at the time. This recording marks Collier's return to his earliest musical roots as a student. Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, Collier has appeared with the Seattle Symphony, The Denver Symphony, the Los Angeles Repertoire Orchestra, and with many important jazz and popular artists including Earl "Fatha" Hines, Frank Zappa, Cal Tjader, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, and many more.

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TRACKS:

Duo I For Two Violins, Opus 67 - Louis Spohr
1. I Allegro 10:36

Three Duos For Two Violins, Opus 99 - Franz Joseph Haydn
2. I Allegro Spiritoso 6:42
3. II Allegro Moderato 7:12
4. III Presto 4:28

Duet For Two Violins (After The Piano Sonata In A Major, K.331) - W.A. Mozart
5. I Andantino Grazioso (Theme) 1:40
6. II Variation 1 1:50
7. III Variation 2 1:58
8. IV Variation 3 1:27
9. V Variation 4 1:31
10. VI Minuetto: Allegro Moderato 5:18
11. VII Alla Turca: Allegro 2:55

Duet In G Major For Violin And Flute - Georg Philipp Telemann (Rolf Ermeler, Editor)
12. I Dolce 0:54
13. II Scherzando 1:05
14. III Largo E Misurato 1:19
15. IV Vivace E Staccato 1:58

Duet No. 1 For Two Violins, Opus 33 - Franz Krommer
16. I Allegro 6:21
17. II Adagio 3:18
18. III Rondo 5:57

Bonus Tracks:
19. Allegro From Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:59
Two Marimbas, Vibraphone And Mallet Synthesizer

20. Moto Perpetuo In C Major, Opus 11 - Niccolὸ Paganini (Fritz Kreisler, Transcription) 3:58
Solo Marimba

PERFORMERS:

TOM COLLIER - Vibraphone and Marimba

PRODUCTION:

Produced by Tom Collier
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Collier
at Mallet Head Studios, Seattle, WA, 2010-2011
Track 19 recorded by Reed Ruddy at Studio X, Seattle
Photography by Victor Van der Griendt
Cover design and layout by John Bishop

REVIEWS:

All About Jazz (C. Michael Bailey)
Tom Collier is a bit of a character as, can be attested by the YouTube videos below. He has served as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Washington since 1980. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of Jazz Studies at the school, and was awarded the Adelaide D. Currie Cole Endowed Professorship in the School of Music for the academic year...

 

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