Here are two of the orchestras pitched metal instruments. In the films you will see how they are played and written for.
Also known as 'orchestral bells', the glock consists of tuned metal bars, laid out on a tray or in a frame. The framed versions often have pedals. Beaters: soft beaters The normal written range is from G3-C6 (sounding two octaves higher), but models vary. This film includes glockenspiel construction, the character of the glockenspiel, notation and more...
The vibraphone is a series of metal bars placed over resonators, with rotating paddles controlled by motors to modulate the sound. Beaters: soft beaters . The range is F3 to F6 (notated at pitch). Here you'll find information about the construction of the vibraphone pedals, motor speeds, bowed notes and more...
Photograph courtesy of Bell Percussion