Pinhead dancing (quartets: brass, percussion, string, woodwind)
by Karlin Greenstreet Love (1995)
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Library shelf no. CD 1029 [On loan, due 8/11/17]
Pinhead Dancing refers to the question 'How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?' and instead of answering how many, proposes how they might be dancing: ebullient, head-banging, and sometimes simply swaying in exhaustion. All instruments have demanding parts, especially the marimba. Some extended techniques requested for the wind players.
Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, trombone, marimba/percussion, double bass.
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging
Commission note: Commissioned by Andrew Sweeney
First performance: by Jabra Latham, Monte Mumford, Tracey Patten, Pip Strickland — 10 Mar 00. "Tasmanian Made - Tasmanian Played: Windsongs and Fanfares", Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
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