DIPTYCH NO. 2

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Piece Title : Diptych No. 2
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Stout, Gordon
Composer / Arranger Details: Unknown
Total Number of Percussionists Required :9 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo with Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / Bass Drum / Bells / Celeste / Chimes / Field Drum (with snares) / Finger Cymbals / Piano / Piccolo Snare Drum / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal (x3) / Tom (x2) / Triangle / Vibraphone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : University of Oklahoma Percussion Ensemble
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Publisher :OU Percussion Press
Publishers Website :www.oupercussionpress.com
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In 1977 the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensemble embarked on a project that developed into a national model for the encouragement and development of new music for percussion ensemble.  The OU Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Series regularly engages outstanding composers to write works for this medium.  The Commissioning Series is responsible for the creation of some of today`s staples in the percussion ensemble repertoire.

     In 1983 the University of Oklahoma funded the establishment of the OU Percussion Press, a non-profit extension of the percussion area. Through the Percussion Press, the commissioning series compositions plus other works expressly written for the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles have been made available for purchase and performance by the world`s leading percussion ensembles. The Percussion Press` catalog numbers more than 50 works, all published in a non-profit venture as a service to the profession.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1979 /  1983
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.oupercussionpress.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

For eight players (one is piano and celeste) and solo marimba. Written for John Beck and the Eastman School of Music Percussion Ensemble, and commissioned by Richard Gipson and the University of Oklahoma Commissioning Series. My second composition for percussion ensemble, it again follows the musical plan of having the fast movement first, and the slow movement second. The primary rhythmic ideas were taken from some odd meter snare drum etudes that I had written, but never finished. This is a difficult work forpercussion ensemble, requiring a good pianist, and a marimbist who has a strong technique and sound. The percussionists are required to sing during one section of the slower movement.


-Notes by the composer

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