Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Ionisation
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Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Varese, Edgar
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Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
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Publisher :Colfranc Music Publishing
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Duration :7Minutes
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New Jersey Percussion Ensemble - Peter Jarvis, Director William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ - USA 2011-03-16 08:00 PM
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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 23 February 2009 08:44:00 AM
13 players Instr.: I cr. cym., b drum, cencerro; II gong, tam-tam (high and low), cencerro; III 2 bongos, snare, b drum (2); IV field drum, snare; V hi siren, lions roar; VI lo siren, slapstick, guiro; VII temple blks, claves, triangle; VIII snare, maracas; IX tarole, snare, susp. cym.; X cym., sleigh bells, chimes; XI guiro, castanets, celeste; XII tambourine, anvils (hi & lo), grand tam-tam; XIII slapstick, triangle, sleigh bells, piano See description in Schick`s book, "The Percussionist`s Art". Classic worknot only for percussion, but a significant contribution to Western music for the 20th century. Use of sirens because of desire to get a continual rising & falling without a chromatic or diatonic effect. Rhythmic interplay extremely important. Rhythmic alignment is difficult. Odd meters 2/4 + 3/8 for one measure. Timbre & color extremely well used in this work as well as tension, release, and texture changes. Exciting. Hard to put together, but a good piece. Exemplifies Varese aggregate technique. Contains many triplets and quintuplets with missing partials.
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