Suite for Percussion (Ostling)

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Acton Ostling

General Info

Year: 20
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CPP/Belwin
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I: Snare drum, triangle
Player II: Field drum, wood block, suspended cymbal
Player III: Bass drum, wood block, suspended cymbal
Player IV: Timpani(3), bells. temple blocks(2)

Program Notes


Originally published in 1965, Suite for Percussion is a quartet in four short movements. The first movement uses membranophones (snare, field, and bass drums, and timpani); the second features wooden timbres provided by woodblock, temple blocks and drumsticks played in the manner of claves; the third movement exploits metallic sounds of cymbals, bells and triangle. All instruments are combined in the final movement, with each player handling a small instrumental setup. Pedagogically, the concept of this piece is sound. It focuses on the timbral characteristics of the instruments utilized and provides an introduction to multi-percussion performance. The suite is as valuable now as it was when first published. - John R. Raush [1]



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A Pair of Diddlers - Snare Drum (2)
A Two-Four for Two - Snare Drum (2)
America in Rhythm - Percussion Duo
Bellistic - Orchestra Bells; Piano
Den Chief - Snare Drum
Drummer's Patrol - Percussion Quartet
Drummin' Thru the Rye - Snare Drum; Band
Drumming in Triplicate - Percussion Trio; Snare Drum (3)
Drumming with Foster - Snare Drum
First Competition - Snare Drum
Gavotte for Percussion - Percussion Quartet
Grandfather's Drum - Snare Drum
Heads Up - Snare Drum
Hear them Bells - Orchestra Bells; Piano
Listen to the Drummers Play and Encore - Percussion Quartet
Procession of the Gnomes - Percussion Quartet
Rolling Alone - Snare Drum
Rudimental Bass Drum Solos - Bass Drum
Rudimental Repartee - Percussion Duo; Snare Drum (2)
Rudimental Review - Snare Drum
Rudimental Rhythm - Snare Drum
Starlight - Orchestra Bells; Piano
Suite for Percussion (Ostling) - Percussion Quartet
The Drummer's Delight - Snare Drum
The Juggler - Orchestra Bells; Piano
The Young Contestant - Snare Drum
Theme and Variations (Ostling) - Orchestra Bells; Piano
Three Competitors - Percussion Trio; Snare Drum (3)
Variations on "London Bridge" - Percussion Duo; Snare Drum (2)
Variations on a Rhythmic Theme - Percussion Quartet

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