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Percussion concerto

Sheet Music: Score

Percussion concerto : for solo percussionist with orchestra, or CD / by Carl Vine.

by Carl Vine (1987)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 30 May 2024.
  • Library Availability: Q 784.268186/VIN 1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Solo percussion, piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, strings, pre-recorded CD.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by David Hewitt from the CD Chamber music, volume one

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Product details

Percussion Concerto was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, Graeme Leak who gave its first performance at the University of Western Australia in September 1987. It was devised in two versions: one for soloist with tape accompaniment and the other accompanied by orchestra. Although the tape version "mimics" the orchestral accompaniment, no attempt was made to imitate orchestral tone colours, and it stands as a work in its own right.

The solo part is designed to highlight the virtuosic dexterity required for performance on multiple percussion instruments as well as to demonstrate most of the sonorities available to a solo percussionist. Since it was devised with tape accompaniment in mind, most of the rhythmic cues derive from the accompaniment. The challenge here was to make it seem as though the soloist is leading the accompaniment even though there is no way in the world this would be possible.

Published by: Chester Music [SOS00626] — 1 score (55p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 8 mins, 30 sec.

Dedicated to Graeme Leak

Commissioned by Graeme Leak with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

Typeset edition.

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Chamber music, volume one
CD: Chamber music, volume one / Carl Vine.

Percussion concerto
Digital Audio: Percussion concerto / Carl Vine ; performed by David Hewitt


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