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Piece Title : Circadian Rhythms
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Bremer, Carolyn
Composer / Arranger Details:

Carolyn Bremer has been dubbed a composer "driven by hobgoblins of post modernist cant." Bremer came to composition on the heels of intensive training as an orchestral bassist. Her catalogue contains works based on feminist symbolism (Athene), baseball (Early Light), and popular culture (It Makes Me Nervewracking). Recently, Bremer has incorporated her photography and music into multimedia works.

Bremer has had recent performances of her works at Carnegie Hall; in Germany, Norway, and Sweden; and for the gala 150th anniversary concert at West Point. Her commissions include the Symphony for WindBand , premiered by Ray Cramer at Indiana University; Returns of the Day , premiered by Thomas Dvorak at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Pieces of Eight premiered by the California State Honor band, Spark , premiered by Adam Brennan at Mansfield University, and Saturnalia, premiered by Calvin Hofer and the Mesa State Wind Symphony at the 2008 Best of the West Festival. Recent CDs include the El Paso Wind Symphony on Summit Records, the Heritage of American Band of the US Air Force, the Towson University Symphonic Band, and the Monarch Brass Ensemble.

Bremer studied at the Eastman School of Music, CalArts, and received the Ph.D. in composition from UCSB. She was Chair of Composition at the University of Oklahoma from 1991-2000 where she held the O`Brien Presidential Professorship. Currently, she is Professor and Area Director of Composition and Theory, and Associate Department Chair of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach.


Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Large Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Castanets / Glockenspiel / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Triangle / Vibraphone / Wood Block (x3) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : OU Percussion Orchestra, directed by Dr. Richard Gipson
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Publisher :OU Percussion Press
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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 :1997 /  1997
Duration :11Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Scored for primarily keyboard percussion, this difficult eleven-minute work challenges the players both rhythmically and conceptually. Its minimalist nature creates an unusual and engaging work for all ten players.

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