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In the dream

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

In the dream : for percussion sextet / Erik Griswold.

by Erik Griswold (2004)

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  • Instrumentation: Player 1: vibraphone, slapstick ; player 2: marimba, slapstick ; player 3: prepared chimes, wood block, 2 metal springs (or triangles), 2 brake drums ; player 4: 4 high tom toms, wood block, clave, 2 small bells, rainstick ; player 5: 4 low tom toms, 2 log drums, metal pipe, rainstick ; player 6: 2 bass drums, 2 or 8 gongs, metal pipe, rainstick.


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In the dream uses traditional orchestral percussion (vibraphone, marimba, bass drums…) along with non-western instruments and found objects (gongs, rain stick, brake drums, metal springs) to produce a layering of sound colors from distinct cultural sources. The piece makes frequent use of fast "hockets" - rapid fire exchanges in which two players "bounce" interlocking rhythms off each other - in particular with the vibraphone and marimba. The combination of layered tone colours and interlocking rhythms at times creates a "shimmering" effect, where the individual sounds blur together.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 7 performance parts (22p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 12 min.

First performance by Ba Da Boom Percussion Ensemble — 2005. Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Griffith University, QLD

Two parts are given for Player 6, depending upon the availability of gongs. Part 6A makes use of
eight gongs. Part 6B is a simplified version, requiring only a high and a low gong.

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