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Orchestral series

From bright to dark, there’s a mallet here for your musical situation. Designed for glockenspiel and xylophone, they also work well on a number of other orchestral percussion instruments.

OS1

OS1 is very bright and medium heavy mallet producing a clear and big sound on a glockenspiel. This model is the ideal choice for large scale symphonic repertoire.

Specification

Instrument:  Glockenspiel  

Tone:  Very bright

Weight:  30gr

Length:  36cm

Head size:  28.58mm

Head material:  Phenolic

Handle:  Rattan

Colour:  Black

Suggested repertoire

Orff:  Carmina Burana

Prokofiev:  Synthian Suite

Ravel:  Daphnis and Chloe (2nd suite)

Respighi:  Pines of Rome

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OS2

OS2 is a bright sounding mallet producing a clear tone on most sizes of glockenspiel. Its core weight is lighter than OS1 therefore more suitable for fast passages of repertoire.

Specification

Instrument:  Glockenspiel  

Tone:  Bright

Weight:  27gr

Length:  36cm

Head size:  28.58mm

Head material:  Delrin

Handle:  Rattan

Colour:  White

Suggested repertoire

Copland:  Appalachian Spring

Dukas:  L’ Apprenti Sorcier

Holst:  The Planets

Strauss:  Don Juan

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OS3

OS3 produces a medium bright, warm tone and is a great choice for softer or quieter glockenspiel repertoire. Its relatively light weight core makes it easy to manoeuvre around repertoire with a particularly fast tempo.

Specification

Instrument:  Glockenspiel  

Tone:  Medium

Weight:  27gr

Length:  36cm

Head size:  28.58mm

Head material:  Lexan

Handle:  Rattan

Colour:  Semi transparen6

Suggested repertoire

Glazunov:  Violin Concerto

Mozart:  Magic Flute

Wagner:  Sigfried

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OS4

OS4 creates a bright timbre, projecting sound very clearly. Ideal for general orchestral xylophone repertoire, it is a good ‘go-to’ mallet.

Specification

Instrument:   Xylophone  

Tone:  Bright

Weight:  26gr

Length:  36cm

Head size:  28.58mm

Head material:  PVC

Handle:  Rattan

Colour:  Grey

Suggested repertoire

Britten:  Young Person’s Guide

Ravel:  Mother Goose

Saint-Saëns:  Danse Macabre

Walton:  Belshazzar’s Feast

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OS5

Producing the lightest tone and having the lightest weight in the Orchestral series, OS5 is suitable for orchestral repertoire requiring a delicate timbre. This model is is also suitable for solo ‘Ragtime’ music.

Specification

Instrument:  Xylophone  

Tone:  Medium

Weight:  25 gr

Length:  36cm

Head size:  28.58mm

Head material:  Poly

Handle:  Rattan

Colour:  Off white

Suggested repertoire

Bartók:  Strings, percussion & celesta

Kodály:  Háry János

Musser:  Etudes

Shostakovich:  The Golden Age

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