The Apus - or “bird of Paradise” - is the first and last mallet you will ever need to play any of the passages in Messiaen's Exotic Birds. The material used in the creation of this mallet is specifically designed to create a “chirping” sound out of the bars of the xylophone making it suitable for the wide range of sounds demanded of the player in this epic chamber work.
Instrument: Xylophone and Glockenspiel
Density: Medium Hard
Ball Size: 1”
Handle: Rattan (8mm)
Overall Length: 13”
Repertoire: Exotic Birds, American in Paris
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