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Volcán de Fuego

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Genre: Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 4
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 7:10
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2015

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Inspired by a trip to Guatemala, Volcán de Fuego ("volcano of fire") paints a musical picture of three massive volcanoes surrounding the rustic, colonial city of La Antigua. This explosive percussion quartet is irresistible for performers & audiences alike!

    Genre: Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 4
    Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 7:10

    Instrumentation
    Percussion 1 (Congas, Bongos, Opera Gong or other Low Resonant Metal, Crash Cymbal)
    Percussion 2 (4 Toms, Metal Plate or other High Resonant Metal, Crash Cymbal, shared China Cymbal)
    Percussion 3 (Field Drum, Snare Drum, Ribbon Crasher or other Med. Low Resonant Metal, Crash Cymbal, Splash Cymbal, shared China Cymbal)
    Percussion 4 (Bass Drum, Low Tom, Brake Drum or other Low Medium Resonant Metal, Crash Cymbal)

    Program Notes
    Volcán de Fuego is a work for percussion quartet inspired by my trip to Guatemala in the summer of 2013. During a stop at La Antigua, I witnessed the incredible sight of the three massive volcanoes surrounding the rustic, colonial city and could not keep myself from imagining the awesome, raw power these massive giants could emanate. I hoped to convey these three volcánes in the work through the substantial use of bombastic three-note motives and groupings. The title, however, refers to the only dangerous active volcano of the three - "volcano of fire" - which has posed a serious threat to La Antigua throughout its history.

    Volcán de Fuego was premiered by the TCU Percussion Ensemble on April 14, 2014.

  • Video

    • "Volcán de Fuego" by Francisco Perez

      UK Percussion Group SCFA Recital Hall March 10, 2016 _ composer website: www.perezperc.com
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