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Blues for Gilbert

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Mark Glentworth

Mark Glentworth (arr. Jordi Vilaprinyó)

General Info

Year: 1980/ 1996 / 2005
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Vibraphone
Publisher: Zimmermann Lienau Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $19.95




None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

One of my first compositions was a vibraphone solo called Blues for Gilbert. This has gone on to become a percussion standard, one of the most performed tuned percussion piece of all time, and has been recorded on many CDs.

- Program Note by composer

Blues for Gilbert for vibraphone solo (ZM 22260) is not a formal blues composition; rather, the composer Mark Glentworth tries to express the mood that the death of his teacher Gilbert Webster triggered in him. With this arrangement for vibraphone and piano, the Spanish pianist Jordi Vilaprinyó, both at home in classical music and in jazz, has created an arrangement that maintains the tension of the work, and even intensifies it in individual places, without adding to the musical text of the original to intervene.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Glentworth, M.; Vilaprinyó, J. (2005). Blues for Gilbert für Vibraphon und Klavier [score]. Zimmermann: Frankfort, Ger.
  • Mark Glentworth website Accessed 30 September 2020