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Five Movements

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Genre: Percussion Quartet
# of Players: 4
Level: Medium | Duration: 19:00
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 1991

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Five Movements utilizes changing meters along with quick exchanges between players to showcase the diversity in a percussion ensemble. Also experience the slow second movement which shows off the expressive qualities of the instruments.

    Genre: Percussion Quartet | # of Players: 4
    Level: Medium | Duration: 19:00

    Instrumentation
    Percussion 1 (4 timpani, marimba, sleighbells, mark tree)
    Percussion 2 (xylophone, 3 triangles, maraca, vibra-slap, guiro, hi-hat, snare drum, field drum)
    Percussion 3 (glockenspiel, chimes, claves, 4 tom-toms, bass drum)
    Percussion 4 (vibraphone, woodblock, cowbell, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 tam-tams)

    Program Notes
    This is the third version of the work, originally titled Five Sketches. The first version, written in 1970–1, was written as a three-player work. The second version of 1973 was essentially a recasting for four players. In the third version, the second and third movements in particular have been rewritten extensively, and many aspects of the work have been clarified.
    I. Preludio: many changing meters and polyrhythms
    II. Notturno: slow tempo showing off the expressive qualities of the instruments
    III. Interludio: transition to the next movement
    IV. Diurno: changing complex meters with quick exchanges between players
    V. Postludio: finale.

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