Steinohrt demonstrated his keen grasp of the keyboard percussion possibilties in his first Two Movements. This work expands on the first, developing timbral ideas among glockenspiel, xylophone, two vibraphones, and four marimbas (optional bass). Contrasting slow and fast movements place technical and musical demands upon all eight players as well as the conductor in creating this challenging work.
Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 8 Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 9:30
About the OU Percussion Press In 1977 the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensemble embarked on a project that developed into a national model for the encouragement and development of new music for percussion ensemble. The OU Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Series regularly engages outstanding composers to write works for this medium. The Commissioning Series is responsible for the creation of some of today’s staples in the percussion ensemble repertoire.
In 1983 the University of Oklahoma funded the establishment of the OU Percussion Press, a non-profit extension of the percussion area. Through the Percussion Press, the commissioning series compositions plus other works expressly written for the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles have been made available for purchase and performance by the world’s leading percussion ensembles. The Percussion Press catalog numbers more than 50 works, all published in a non-profit venture as a service to the profession.