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Words in Steel

for one percussionist on vibraphone and orchestral bells (glockenspiel)

Composer
Sean William Calhoun
Year of composition
2012
Publisher
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument
Instrumental parts
Not available

The title comes from the beginning of The Well of Ascension, second book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy: "I write these words in steel, for anything not set in metal cannot be trusted." It has two levels, which remain separate: chiming chords that recur after decreasing spans of time, and sections between them, which are quite varied, but unified by two main motives.

Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deWYNEsOmAw for a performance by Lucas Polson.

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