Recital Piece for Solo Percussion

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David Mancini

General Info

Year: 19
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio4
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



multi-percussion: timpani(4), temple blocks, snre drum, suspended cymbal, Chinese cymbal, sizzle cymbal, tam tam

Program Notes


This multiple percussion piece uses four timpani, temple blocks, snare drum, small suspended cymbal, Chinese cymbal, sizzle cymbal, and small tam tam. It is written on a two-stave score and uses conventional notation. No setup diagram is provided, but a key clearly indicates where each instrument appears on the staves. This through-composed piece begins with a slow introduction. The extreme dynamic changes set the mood that will characterize the entire composition. The tempo then increases slightly and is more strict. Beginning with short fragments, the piece soon becomes more dense, requiring the performer to "move around the instruments fluidly." A tempo change to Allegro moderato begins softly, with delicate rhythmic fragments played around the instruments in an improvisational manner. The introduction of odd meters such as 7/16 and 5/16 create a disjunct effect. Odd-note groupings also contribute to the randomness. The last section stays in a strict 2/4 meter, and after a slower, legato section played on the timpani, the piece comes to an end. The juxtaposition of timbres, along with the motion required to perform this piece, will make it both a sonic and visual treat for the audience.

Reviewed By: Tom Morgan

Review Originally Published: April 2001[1]



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