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18th Century and is of Asiatic origin. They are sometimes known as Orchestra Bells. A Bell Lyre is a portable Glockenspiel in Lyre form, designed to be used in marching bands. It is held in front of the player and struck with a small metal beater. Mallet Musicians Some noted mallet players have become well-known for their musicianship and fame. Lionel Hampton is one of the most famous musicians in the modern era. Hampton, (1908-2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, percussionist and band leader. His early fame began when he was invited to play with Benny Goodman in his trio that then became a quartet. He also played with Louis Armstrong and Buddy Rich. In 1940 he left the Goodman group to form his own band. Arthur Lyman (1932-2002) was born in Hawaii and played Vibraphone and Marimba. He excelled in Faux-Polynesian music that became known as “Exotica.” During the 1950s and 60s Lyman was known as the “King of Lounge Music.” Martin Denny, (1911-2005) a pianist, composer and band leader often used mallet instruments in his music and hired Lyman to play in his combo in 1954. The two men became closely associated in the music world. The addition of mallet instruments bring exciting sounds and offer different rhythms, melodies and a great range of tones that add to the overall appeal of the music. Not only are the mallet instruments a great addition to the music but they are fun and exciting to play. Please submit your questions and comments to banddirector01@comcast.net Visit our website at www.danvilleband.org for up-to-date information about the Danville Community Band. a u g u s t 2 0 1 6 A L I V E E A S T B A Y 15


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