Eye Irascible

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Steve Riley

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alan, C.
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I - VIII:

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(third prize winnner 1999 Percussive Arts Society composition contest)


This percussion octet, which earned third-place honors in the 1999 PAS Composition Contest, exhibits a wide range of emotions and sonorities, from subtle vocal and instrumental timbres that pervade the middle section of the piece to dramatic drumming patterns that rely on volume, shifting accents, and mixed meters for their visceral impact. The ensemble, which requires a large but conventional instrumentation, should earn a place in the college ensemble repertoire. With its obvious references to non-Western idioms, such as the finale’s allusion to Japanese drum music complete with vocalizations, it is sure to strike a responsive chord in listeners. - John R. Raush[1]



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