my vibe solo, Wind, composed by David Friedman, question on performance
I may have some of the terminology wrong, as well as the way the song is to be titled, but please bare with this non-musician, while I try to explain what I am looking for.
Recently my 17 yr old son, a junior in high school, played one of Mr. Friedman’s songs, Wind, a solo on the vibe at a percussion bash at our high school. I am assuming the name of the song is Wind. He said something about it being a movement in the book (?) Mirror from Another. I'm sure once you hear the song, you'll automatically know the name of it.
He went to a state solo competition, and the judge (who is suppose to be a musician/director) gave him a 2, stating that he needed to play it faster, 20 – 40 beats faster than what he did. The percussion director said that he played it the way the composer had written it and at the right tempo. The judge disagreed. The percussion director said that was the way he (the director)was taught, and he was taught from someone that was taught by you, so he knows it was played right. (if I remember the story of who taught who correctly)
I have been desperately trying to find the song on the internet to compare the way my son played it to the way it should be played. I know it is to late to have anything done, but I would like to at least see if the judge is correct or if my son actually played it correctly. I found one person performing it, and by reading the comments, he was playing it way to fast. I want to know this more for me, than anything. But, if the judge is wrong, I would like him to know it so that he doesn’t cheat another child out of a good score. My son’s two favorite instruments during symphonic concert season is the marimba and the vibe. He’s a drummer during marching season.
You can view it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAzGSCxdlOo , if you would like to see it. This was videoed during the percussion bash. There is one spot that my son did say he messed up on, towards the end, in this video. I do not have it on video from the competition, but according to the percussion director, he played it the same way.
I would appreciate any help/advice that you can give.
Thank you in advance,