COEXISTENCE FOR CLARINET AND PERCUSSION QUARTET

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Piece Title : Coexistence for clarinet and percussion quartet
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Composer / Arranger : Buss, Howard (1951-)
Composer / Arranger Details: Unknown
Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Celeste / Clarinet (or Alto/Soprano Sax) / Cow Bell / Cymbal on Timpani / Hi-Hats / Large Cow Bell / Large Size Tam Tam / Maracas / Orchestra Bells / ratchet / Sizzle Cymbal / Snare Drum / Suspended Cymbal / Tam-Tam / Tambourine / Temple Blocks (Set of) / Toms (Set of) / Triangle / Tubular Bells / Vibraphone / Whip / Windchimes / Xylophone
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Written for / Commissioned by : Written for Judy E. Buss and The University of South Florida Percussion Ensemble, Robert McCormick, conductor
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Publisher :Brixton Publications
Publishers Website :www.brixtonpublications.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1979 / 
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :8, Various
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Sheet Music Available From :www.brixtonpublications.com/percussion-4.html      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :COEXISTENCE (1979) for clarinet and 4 percussion by Howard J. Buss. Dramatic tension permeates this work as the solitary clarinet is pitted against the potentially explosive and overpowering might of the percussion ensemble.The state of fragile coexistence between the clarinetist and the percussionists at times requires the conductor to function as a “referee” in order to preserve the dynamic balance. The most theatrical example of this occurs about midway through the composition. At this point the music builds to a deafening, chaotic fury during which the clarinetist has no chance of being heard. The director restores order by “disciplining” the percussionists with a piercing blast on a police whistle. In contrast, COEXISTENCE contains sections of relatively low intensity with delicate coloristic shadings and intricate ensemble coordination. Timbral modulations figure prominently throughout the work. Percussion distribution: Perc. 1: Xylophone, chimes (tubular bells), orchestra bells, 4 tom toms, sizzle cymbal, tam-tam, triangle & wind chimes; Perc. 2: Vibraphone, celesta (muted orchestra bells may by substituted), triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, maracas, & snare drum; Perc. 3: 2 suspended cymbals, triangle, cow bell, snare drum, bass drum & tam tam; Perc. 4: Marimba, timpani (1), cow bell, large tam-tam (which may be shared with players 1 and 3), ratchet, whip, hi-hat & wind chimes. “An exquisite concert piece that will keep listeners on the edges of their seats! “ - The Clarinet.”This is recommended literature.” - Percussive Notes (9’) Grade V. Sound samples may be heard on Brixton Publication`s website at brixtonpublications.com/percussion-4.html
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