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American Music for Percussion, Vol. 1 ()

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American Music for Percussion, Vol. 1 - New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
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  1. DNA, for percussion quintet
  2. Pulling Radishes, for percussion ensemble
  3. Splendid Wood, for 3 marimbas
  4. El día de los muertos, for 8 percussionists
  5. Grand Concerto, for percussion ensemble, celeste, piano & harp
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This album has five pieces written solely for percussion ensembles and features a tour of composers and their ideas on how to use tone color, rhythm, and even silence to create melodies based mostly in percussion. Joan Tower's DNA begins with silence, progresses to rhythms on bells and the symbol, and then adds wood blocks for timbre. The wood blocks present what could almost be called a theme, with a pentatonic-sounding pattern. Tower certainly has a good sense of timbre in her orchestration for percussion, perhaps the ...

American Music for Percussion, Vol. 1 2011, Naxos

UPC: 636943968321

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