Copper Wire

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Alex Orfaly

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c.14:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts - $28.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



5 Timpani - with Electronics

Program Notes

First place winner in the 2015 PAS Composition Contest, Copper Wired is a powerful work for solo timpani and electronics that was partially inspired by Edgard Varèse's "Poem Électronique."

Work for Copper Wired started in the early spring of 2015, and even though the work was entered into the PAS contest for that year, the idea of such a piece had been on the composer’s mind for quite a while. Even though the work contains no programmatic ideas, it is in some part inspired by Edgard Varèse’s Poem Électronique . The "low bell” tolling sound is a clear reference to this pivotal work. Copper Wired was the first-place winner of the Percussive Arts Society’s 2015 International Composition Contest.




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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A Christmas Overture - 12 - 16 Players
The Big Bob Special - Xylophone, Mallet Quartet
Big Bob's Return - Xylophone Duet, Mallet Quartet
Copper Wire - Timpani, Electronics
Divertissement - Timpani, Percussion Quartet
Fanfares No. 1 and No. 2 for Timpani - Timpani
Five Intermediate Pieces for Timpani - Timpani
Improvvisato Contrasto - Timpani
Mean Man's March - Xylophone, Mallet Quintet
Prelude 1.5 for Timpani - Timpani
Rhapsody No. 1 for Timpani - Timpani, Percussion Trio
Rhapsody No. 2 for Timpani - Timpani
Structure Set - Percussion Sextet
Tanc Szervusz - Xylophone Duet, Mallet Quintet

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