xylorimba


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xylorimba

(ˌzaɪləˈrɪmbə)
n
(Instruments) a large xylophone with an extended range of five octaves
[C20: xylo(phone) + (ma)rimba]
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For instance, the numerous birdsong passages that are scored for xylophone, xylorimba, and marimba supported by tubular bells are bracketed together on three or four staves, thereby suggesting a single player.
Avant" brings all the assembled musicians into play--soprano Jessica Aszodi and ICE instrumentalists Maiya Papach on viola, Eric Lamb on flute, Dan Lippel on guitar, and Nathan Davis, Matthew Gold, and Ross Karre on percussion (vibraphone, xylorimba, gong and tam-tams).
It also needs an extensive percussion section and, among the numerous gongs, drums and a wind machine, the widely-acclaimed Colin Currie will be performing on the xylorimba alongside Richard Benjafield ( professor of percussion at London's Guildhall School of Music ( on glockenspiel.