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Piece Title : In memoriam Liana Alexandra
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Composer / Arranger : Cooman, Carson
Composer / Arranger Details: Carson Cooman is an American composer with a catalogue of works in many forms—ranging from solo instrumental pieces to operas, and from orchestral works to hymn tunes. His music has been performed on all six inhabited continents and is published primarily by Musik Fabrik, Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, and Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. Cooman s music appears on over thirty-five recordings, including fourteen complete CDs on the Naxos, Albany, Artek, Altarus, MSR Classics, and Zimbel labels. Cooman s primary composition studies have been with Bernard Rands, Judith Weir, Alan Fletcher, and James Willey. As an active concert organist, Cooman specializes exclusively in the performance of new music. Over 130 new works have been composed for him by composers from around the world, and his performances of the work of contemporary composers can be heard on a number of CD recordings. Cooman is also a writer on musical subjects, producing articles and reviews frequently for a number of international publications. He serves as an active consultant on music business matters to composers and performing organizations. For more information, visit
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Instrumentation : Flute
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Vox Novus
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Publisher :Soundspells Productions
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Publisher Details : ASCAP
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2011 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :In memoriam Liana Alexandra (2011) for flute and two gongs was composed in memory of the Romanian composer Liana Alexandra (1947–2011). The work explores a lyric and ceremonial atmosphere. After the midpoint, an original melody slightly reminiscent of Romanian folk music (which has been hinted at from the start) is presented in full.
I had known and admired Alexandra’s music for a number of years (and had performed one of her works for organ), but alas only came into personal contact with her several months before her untimely death.
Carson P. Cooman
February 2011
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

N.B.: The gong part is to be played by a single performer. Two gongs are required, and they should be of at least slightly different sizes (pitches). The gongs used may be of any size (including small gongs), though larger sizes are preferred whenever possible.
The performance atmosphere throughout should be ceremonial and reverent in character.
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