Concerto for Percussion


percussion and orchestra
Solo Instrument(s) with Orchestra
solo perc: 14,16,18" crash cyms/8", 10" garbage cyms/2 Hi hat cyms (high and low)/siz.hi hat cym/siz.cym/ride cym/choke cym/bell/vib/Drum kit with piccolo snare, rototoms and high Japanese drum - - 432.btbrn.1 - timp - perc (2):2 glsp/vib/2 wdbl/tgl/BD/2 bowed cym/ spalsh cym/3 c.bell/hi-hat/Drum kit/flexatone/small pipe (metal mallets)/chinese cym/shaker - hp - strings
Commissioned by Symphony Australia as part of a Composer Attachment with The Queensland Orchestra with assistance from the Australian Governement through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
First Performance
6.3.06: QPAC, Brisbane, Australia: Evelyn Glennie/The Queensland Orchestra/Takao Yuasa

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‘Traveling at a frenetic pace in this performance, the first of three movements was a soundscape of rapidly chattering and clipped articulations on a mix of cymbals that included the hi-hat. This was pitted against a choppy counterpoint of driving rhythms and explosive orchestral outbursts that exuberantly bounced off the walls. In this zany, pastiche of film music, folk, jazz and blues crammed within a classical frame, the brass players wallowed in their attention - seeking scooping, whining Read more

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