Peter Maxwell Davies: Three Studies For Percussion (Score)

Books | Xylophone (Quartet), Glockenspiel (Duet), Metallophone (Duet)

Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
This is effectively a work in three movements - Allegro, Andante cantabile and Presto - which Davies likens to 'three obstacle courses, bristling with technical difficulties'. However, as he goes on to say, 'young people are naturally gifted with extraordinary rhythmic skills which normally remain untapped'. Given the opportunity, older children have here the material for a highly arresting piece of music-making. Scoring also includes a small wood block, a small temple block and a small suspended cymbal. The xylophones are one each of the following: concert, soprano, alto and bass. The two glockenspiels are soprano and alto and the metallophones are bass and deep bass (a vibraphone may be used instead of the latter).
These studies will provide a challenge to all percussionists, for whom there is a distinct shortage of suitable studies. Duration c. 5mins.
ISBN: 9780711968936
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH55173

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        Prudhoe, Northumberland GB Music Teacher
        This was written for a highly talented group of young musicians of school age in 1975. The work is extremely demanding but hugely enjoyable to play, so much so that players of Music College/University years will be challenged by it.
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        Confirmed purchase: 18 March 2016
        Published on: 01 April 2016

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