The piece has a very dramatic start, followed by what the composer describes as “an earthquake," and finally slowing down to a calm stillness. A quiet peaceful sequence is frequently repeated. Graphical notation is common throughout the score indicating points of improvisation.
Grade Level: 4
Number of Players: 2
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Percussion (4 timpani, tam-tam, snare drum, guiro, chimes, xylophone, suspended cymbal, vibraphone, woodblock, bongos, conga, triangle)