Five Dream Sequences

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Walter Ross

General Info

Year: 1968
Duration: c. 6:43
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: B&H
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I: Suspended cymbal, tom-toms(2), orchestra bells, wood blocks(2), guiro
Player II: Tam tam, maracas, temple blocks, vibraphone, timbales
Player III: Suspended cymbal, marimba, tom-toms(2), claves, ratchet
Player IV: Bass drum, castanets, shaker, xylophone, chimes

Program Notes

dedication: to Alcides Lanza; premiere: 25 May 1970, New York City, Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Paul Price, conductor

Five Dream Sequences is a 60's avant-garde work. Each performer plays from the full score, at times matching entrances.

The music is mostly unmeasured, so a conductor is necessary to indicate entrances.

The work is highly "coloristic" rather than rhythmic.


Ametric notation is used in this avant garde work. The four percussionists are required to perform on a wide variety of melodic and indefinite pitch instruments. - Boosey and Hawkes



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Five Dream Sequences - Percussion Quartet, Piano
Summer Dances (Ross) - Marimba, Oboe

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