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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:    37cm

Head size:    28.58mm

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:    37cm

Head size:    28.58mm

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:    37cm

Head size:    28.58mm

Handle:    Rattan

Colour:    Semi transparent

Suggested repertoire

Glazunov:    Violin Concerto

Mozart:   Magic Flute

Wagner:    Sigfried

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OS4

OS4 creates a bright timbre and projects sound very clearly. Ideal for general orchestral xylophone repertoire it makes for a good ‘go-to’ mallet. It is light weight making it easy to play fast passages or when using a set of four mallets.

Specification

Instrument:    Xylophone  

Tone:    Bright

Weight:    26gr

Length:    37cm

Head size:    28.58mm

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:    37 cm

Head size:    28.58mm

Handle:    Rattan

Colour:    Off white

Suggested repertoire

Bartók:    Strings, percussion & celesta

Kodály:    Háry János

Musser:    Etudes

Shostakovich:    The Golden Age

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