Mat Campbell Music

Composer. Arranger. Conductor. Percussionist. Educator.

Wind Chimes After a Spring Rain

Wind Chimes After a Spring Rain first came about when I was noodling around on a vibraphone during Spring 2012. After I heard something I liked, I knew I had to make a piece out of it. I missed writing for the piano, so I incorporated that into the piece as well. The piece was finished in around four days. I used my newfound knowledge of music theory (yay!) to help me write the show section in the middle. That was pretty cool. 

The piece received its premiere on April 11, 2012 at my sophomore recital. I performed the vibraphone and roommate Eradio "Roddy" Martinez played the piano part, which appropriately had wind chimes in the part as well. 

Program Notes: Wind Chimes After a Spring Rain was composed after a particular practice session during my Spring 2012 semester in my undergraduate degree. After experiencing the first rainfall in a few months, I was inspired to compose this duet for Vibraphone and Piano. Instead of being a programmatic work, it is more of an acoustic soundscape to capture what I heard while experiencing the springtime shower.

Instrumentation: vibraphone (with mallets and bow), piano + wind chimes