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This is my arrangement of Sigur Rós' absolutely stunning piece "Varúð". Logic's cymbal samples, while great when used traditionally, are simply not meant to be used in this context, so please forgive the "molto blasto" my-head-is-exploding sound in the final build. The synth at the end is used in the absence of a bowed vibraphone. A live recording will hopefully be posted soon. (thats what I said last year hehe ;D)
Please contact me if you would like the sheet music and score.
Marimba (4.3 Octave)
4 Timpani (with tuning changes)
Gong or Tam-tam
Orchestral Suspended Cymbal
Crash Cymbal (suspended)
Crash Cymbals (2 pair)
Other Assorted Cymbals and Metallic objects for ad lib
Claves (not in this recording)
Assorted Deep Resonant Drums
2+ violin/viola/cello/bass bows. Cello and bass bows work best. The more surface area the better.
- Although at face value the piece may seem fairly simple much care must be taken, particularly in the battery section so that the animalistic pounding can be turned into music rather than a headache.
- Be sensitive to dynamics and keep in mind that "forte" indicates energy more than it does volume.
- The piece is meant reflect the flowing, ambient and whimsical style of Sigur Rós. Let all notes ring and die away naturally and pay attention to the overall blend of the ensemble.
- Try to let the textures ebb and flow dynamically throughout passages. Sigur Rós is best known for their heavenly wash of euphoric sound. Percussionists on the effects parts (improv cymbals, bowed vibraphone) are responsible for the high soaring ethereal ringing that defines the band.
- The bowed vibraphone represents Jonsi's (lead guitar and singer) bowed guitar.
- Most of all enjoy Varúð. Sigur Rós' unorthodox instrumentation means that it will be rare to experience performing their music. Let yourself slip away from this world into the raw emotional power that is Sigur Rós. Relish the experience and you will do the piece justice. Their music is truly other-worldly.