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No rest from the dance (sextets: 6 percussion)

by Michael Askill (2001)

Audio Sample

Performance by Tetrafide Percussion from the CD Tetrafide Percussion.

Tetrafide Percussion.

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Tetrafide Percussion.

Library shelf no. CD 1282 [Available for loan]

No rest from the dance


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Work Overview

No rest from the dance is based on rhythmic material from the ballet score for Graeme Murphy's Salome (1997). The rhythms in the opening sections are derived from the scenes of Salome being pursued relentlessly by the lustful King Herod while the chorus of dancers chant: "Salome! Salome! Dance! Dance!". The second section of the piece is based on an earlier part of the ballet featuring the young women of King Herod's court.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: 2-3 djembes, 2 concert bass drums, 4 tom toms, 2 pairs of bongos, shakers, derabuka (optional) 

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Graeme Murphy

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Tetrafide Percussion

Posted by Elizabeth Thomas [] on 11 November, 2020

Greetings fellow music-lover.


I have only just come across this wonderful CD by Tetrafide Percussion, and would dearly love to purchase a copy for my library, and for my personal enjoyment.


Is there anyone out there who has a copy and would be considering selling it to a beautiful, loving home?


Many thanks.