Posted By : Mozart
Piece Title : Zavanna
No. of times Viewed (May 2019) :14
Total No. of times Viewed :858
No. of Media Uploads :0(Videos -0, MP3 - 1, Photos - 0)
Dificulty Rating :
Level :
Composer / Arranger : Monrad, Soeren
Composer / Arranger Details:

Soeren Monrad was classically trained at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. In 1978 he became a percussionist with the Royal Danish Orchestra and in 1982 he won the chair as solo timpanist in the same orchestra. At the same time, he also held down jobs with the Collegium Musicum, Royal Danish Brass and others. Add to that a comprehensive international career as a solo percussionist, playing with among others the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Odense Symphony Orchestra.

He has also performed on several CD's with the above mentioned ensembles on which composers such as Bartok, Crumb, Varese, Koppel and others are represented. Since 1985 he has been a lecturer at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
Written for / Commissioned by : Unknown
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Soeren Monrad
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Edition Svitzer
Publishers Website
Publisher Details :

Edition Svitzer is an innovative music publisher and booking agency. We want to serve you - both by providing premium quality sheet music by modern composers, and by making it possible to hear this music performed live by top soloists and ensembles, world-wide.

It is our wish that the high quality of our sheet music will nurture the relationship between musician and musical work, and provide years of continued pleasure. By the same token, we want to assure our customers the best possible live musical experience from our booking agency. We believe that our backgrounds as musicians enable us to handpick the artists that will make this possible.


Year Composed / Copyright Date :2007 / 
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :8
Special Needs :
Sheet Music Available From      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Safri Duo

"Zavanna is an exciting piece with expressions ranging from mystery and meditative feelings to groovy as well as virtuosic and primeval percussion fever. The sheet music as presented is very accessible with clear instructions, photos of set-ups, clearly printed on good quality paper, so we dont have the music flying around in the room! Go for it".

Markus Leoson, solo timpanistat the Stockholm Opera:

"in Soeren Monrads Zavanna, the audience is moved to the African veldt and experiences an exciting adventure through the varied sounds of percussion. Zavanna is a virtuoso work for percussion ensemble and is guaranteed to be a success. This notable publication from Edition Svitzer is very convincing and includes both instructions and pictures of the set-ups".

Jan Williams, prof. Emeritus, University at Buffalo Music Department:

"Soeren Monrads ZAVANNA is an impressive addition to the percussion ensemble literature. It shimmers with gorgeous sonorities and simmers with controlled energy and exuberance. Now, thanks to Edition Svitzer, this challenging and virtuosic work from 1988 (rev. 2007) should find the performances and large audiences it deserves".

Member Rating :  2Vote(s)
Rate This Piece :      
Scheduled Performances : Update
Who Venue Date Time
   Add to Favourite Add to Favourite
    Invite a friend to join PMO
     Print this page      Tell a friend
  Spot an error
  Know something about this piece? Tell Us
  Know a piece not on PMO? Post It Now!