During the recordings at the Silent Stage the artistic director Michael Hula discovered that Marcus is not only a true horn virtuoso, but also an excellent whistler with an incredibly homogenous timbre over a wide key range of approximately two octaves. As an aside, so-called “art whistlers” echo an Austrian tradition of the 19th century when they would perform in Viennese community theatres, vaudeville shows and cabarets.
The Vienna team has recorded a wide range of articulations, including single notes in various lengths (staccato, portato, looped sustains), with and without vibrato, legato performances, portamentos, repetitions and trills and even bends and falls. Anyone who has tried to whistle once might have noticed that an accurate performance and recording is not an easy task at all. Now simply select one of our performance patches within the Vienna Instruments (PRO) player and you’ll be impressed with the stunning proficiency and realism of Marcus’ great live performance!
|ARTICULATION GROUP||STANDARD LIBRARY|
|01 SHORT + LONG NOTES||Staccato
Portato short and medium
Portato long, with medium and strong vibrato
Sustained, with and without vibrato
Sustained marcato, with and without vibrato
Trills, half and whole tone
Bends up, with and without vibrato
|02 DYNAMICS||Crescendo-diminuendo, 2, 4, 6 sec.|
|10 PERF INTERVAL||Legato, with and without vibrato Fast portamento, with and without vibrato Slow portamento, with and without vibrato Trill performances|
|12 PERF REPETITION||Legato repetitions, with and without vibrato Portato repetitions Staccato repetitions|