Canzona

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Canzona

Arranger/Composer: 

Slater, Joseph Westley

Item Code:
00009
Publisher: 
OU Percussion Press

Slater's work represents a major addition to the mallet ensemble literature. This full-fledged canzona requires advanced two and four-mallet playing on six keyboard instruments as well as sensitive playing by two percussionists. A difficult sixteen-minute work which will challenge the best of players.

Program Notes

Slater's work represents a major addition to the mallet ensemble literature. This full-fledged canzona requires advanced two and four-mallet playing on six keyboard instruments as well as sensitive playing by two percussionists. A difficult sixteen-minute work which will challenge the best of players.

About the OU Percussion Press
In 1977 the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensemble embarked on a project that developed into a national model for the encouragement and development of new music for percussion ensemble. The OU Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Series regularly engages outstanding composers to write works for this medium. The Commissioning Series is responsible for the creation of some of today`s staples in the percussion ensemble repertoire.

In 1983 the University of Oklahoma funded the establishment of the OU Percussion Press, a non-profit extension of the percussion area. Through the Percussion Press, the commissioning series compositions plus other works expressly written for the OU Percussion Orchestra and Ensembles have been made available for purchase and performance by the world`s leading percussion ensembles. The Percussion Press` catalog numbers more than 50 works, all published in a non-profit venture as a service to the profession.

Grade Level: 5
Copyright: 1986
Number of Players: 8
Duration: 16:00

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Instrumentation

Bells
Xylophone
Vibraphone
Marimba I (4.3-octave)
Marimba II (4.3-octave)
Bass Marimba (+ timpani)
Percussion I (tam-tam, chimes, triangle, high conga, temple blocks, bass drum, small cymbal)
Percussion II (celeste or crotales, suspended cymbal, field drum, low conga, low tom, bongos, tam-tam)