Passacalic Conversations for Solo Percussion and Orchestra

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Revised Version 2008

Revised to take account of playability issues, mainly with how the piece was barred.

Triangle replaced with tambourine, as no time to change sticks.

Work premiļæ½red at "All Ears Festival" in London, UK on the 27th September 2008

Soloist : Gerard Rundle Orchestra: London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Alan Taylor

MP3 is of this performance

Originally written, by request, for solo percussion. That version proved impossible to play. However, it seemed a shame to waste the material, so, this version was born. The melodic parts (vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel) were used as the basis for the orchestral parts.

The piece is effectively a dialogue between the un-pitched percussion soloist at the pitched orchestra. A kind of pitched battle…

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Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
6 minutes
Modern classical music

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