ELYSIUM

Posted By : rhythmscape
Piece Title : Elysium
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Composer / Arranger : Hughes, Gordon
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Gordon Hughes is a leading Australian performer, composer, educator and business manager. He graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 1996 also attaining the distinction of being the first person in Australia to be awarded a Licentiate in percussion performance from Trinity College of Music, London.

Gordon currently is a very active educator and is in demand as a conductor, performer, clinician and adjudicator. As a composer, his works have been performed throughout Australia, the UK and the USA to critical acclaim with his success recently recognised with acceptance to the Australian Music Centre as an associate composer. Gordon has recently been elected to the Australia Council's Register of Peers.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Percussion Education
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Written for / Commissioned by : Rhythmscape Publishing
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 Revolutions Team (Rhythmscape)
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Publisher :Rhythmscape Publishing
Publishers Website :www.rhythmscape.com.au
Publisher Details : Rhythmscape Publishing is a leading specialist percussion publisher.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2001 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Sheet Music Available From :www.rhythmscape.com.au      Check to see if in stock
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In Greek mythology, Elysium is the heavenly place of the hereafter. This work is dedicated to the composers father who passed on from cancer. But, far from being a sad piece this is a work to celebrate life. Opening with the haunting sound of a solo marimba and building to an enriching climax with full ensemble representing the wonders of life. The introduction of the vibraphone towards the end is a beautiful representation of church bells tolling amidst the harmony of life. There to remind us of an end that will come, but to enjoy what we have while we have it. A complete recording of this work can be found on the REVOLUTIONS CD, available from www.rhythmscape.com.au.

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Posted By : rhythmscape    Date Posted: 27 February 2009 02:19:00 AM
Author: Percussive notes magazine, Percussive Arts Society, USA (review by Tom Morgan) ...This chant-like composition exploits the beauty of the sustained marimba sound blended with the vibraphone and timpani.
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