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Five Percussion Quartets From Coyote Builds North America.

Publisher: Chester Music

Five pieces drawn from a music-theater work based on Native American stories : Invocation -- Consecration -- Giving Birth to Thunder -- Playing With Fire -- Always Coming Home. With program, performance and biographical notes.

Price: $45.00
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Five Athabascan Dances : For Harp and Percussion (1992/96).

Publisher: Chester Music

Five pieces inspired by the people and music of Alaska's boreal forest. The pieces are titled: Grandpa Joe's Traveling Song -- Long Ago -- They Will All Go -- Shik'eenoohtii -- and Grandpa Joe's Hunting Song. With program and biographical notes. Custom print edition.

Price: $11.99
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Green Corn Dance : For Percussion Ensemble.

Publisher: Chester Music

A work for six percussionists, dedicated to James Tenney. The music was inspired by Native American dance music, as well as the percussion works of Cowell, Cage and Harrison. With performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 8 minutes. Custom print edition.

Price: $19.99
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Ilimaq / Glenn Kotche, Percussion. [CD]

Publisher: Cantaloupe

Contents: Descent -- Under Ice -- The Sunken Gamelan -- Untune the Sky -- Ascension.

Price: $19.98
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Always Very Soft : For Percussion Trio (1973, 2007).

Publisher: Chester Music

Composed for percussion group Cincinnati. While the composer intends the work to produce a single sonority in a tranquil, soft mood, the instruments may be amplified to add richness to the overall sound. With performance notes. Duration: ca. 9 minutes. Custom print edition.

Price: $11.99
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Three Canticles Of The Birds : For Piano and Percussion.

Publisher: Chester Music

…Dream of the Hermit Thrush -- 2. Cadenza of the Mockingbird -- 3. Dream of the Canyon Wren. With a biographical note. Commissioned by Tracy Lipke-Perry and Gene Koshinski. The percussion part calls for orchestra bells, vibraphone, maracas, woodblock, ratchet, guiro, and whip. Of advanced difficulty.

Price: $19.99
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Four Thousand Holes : For Piano, Percussion and Electronic Sounds.

Publisher: Chester Music

…Stephen Drury. The electronic tracks consist of layers of auras -- textural waves of chords. The title comes from A Day in the Life / by the Beatles -- Adams appropriates rock chords for this work. Duration ca. 33 minutes. A DVD-ROM with the electronic tracks and a set of parts are sold separately.

Price: $45.00
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Mathematics of Resonant Bodies : For Solo Percussion and Processed Sounds - Score Only.

Publisher: Chester Music

Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, WNYC, and the Subtropics Festival. Dedicated to Steven Schick. With a program note. The eight sections of this work meld live percussion with pre-recorded sound. The CD required to perform this work is sold separately. Duration: ca. 70 min.

Price: $29.99
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Night Peace : For Antiphonal Choirs (SATB), Solo Soprano, Harp and Percussion.

Publisher: Chester Music

…derived from a melody which is not fully heard until the end of the work. The vocalists sing on Ah throughout. This is a set of instrumental parts for the harp and percussion. The percussionist uses timpani, marimba, vibes, tam-tam, suspended cymbals, and wind chimes. Duration ca. 14 minutes.

Price: $10.99
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Night Peace : For Antiphonal Choirs (SATB), Solo Soprano, Harp and Percussion.

Publisher: Chester Music

Dedicated to Kevin Culver and the Atlanta Singers. The music is entirely derived from a melody which is not fully heard until the end of the work. The vocalists sing on Ah throughout. With performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 14 minutes. Custom print edition.

Price: $8.99
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Make Prayers To The Raven : For Flute, Violin, Harp, Cello and Percussion (1996/98).

Publisher: Chester Music

A five movement work dedicated to and in celebration of the people and animals of the boreal forest of Alaska's northern interior. With program and biographical notes. Duration ca. 17 minutes. Custom print edition.

Price: $29.99
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Red Arc / Blue Veil : For Mallet Percussion, Piano and Processed Sounds.

Publisher: Chester Music

For this work, the piano, percussion [vibraphone and crotales] and CD of sounds should seem like one instrument throughout. A long series of chords are provided for the performers, which are to be played as slow rolls and arpeggios. With performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 12 minutes.…

Price: $14.99
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Sila : The Breath Of The World.

Publisher: Taiga Press

…Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This work may be performed by 16 to 80 musicians or more. The musicians are divided into voices, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings -- a different score is provided for each group. The piece may be performed with any number or combination of choirs, from one to…

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Strange and Sacred Noise. [CD]

Publisher: Mode Records

This monumental work for percussion quartet is performed here by Percussion Group Cincinnati.

Price: $16.20
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Four Thousand Holes. [CD]

Publisher: Cold Blue

This is a single work for piano and mallet percussion, performed by Stephen Drury and Scott Deal. The music is based on basic major and minor triads, but is complex in many ways.

Price: $18.98
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Light That Fills The World : For Contrabass Instrument, Vibraphone, Marimba, Organ and Violin.

Publisher: Chester Music

Dedicated to the Paul Dresher Electric Chamber Ensemble. The bass instrument may be a contrabassoon, double bass or contrabass clarinet. Electronic instruments may substitute for the mallet percussion and organ parts. With program, performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 13 minutes.

Price: $29.99
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And Bells Remembered : For Five Percussionists.

Publisher: Chester Music

Commissioned by the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. A serene movement featuring bowed crotales, orchestral bells, vibes, chimes and bowed vibes. With a biographical note. Duration ca. 10 minutes. Custom print edition.

Price: $22.99
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Ilimaq : For Four Percussionists (Or One Percussionist With Digital Delay) and Electronic Sounds.

Publisher: Chester Music

Contents: I. Descent -- II. Under the Ice -- III. To the sky. With program and performance notes. Dedicated to Glenn Kotche. Co-commissioned by The University of Texas, Stanford University, The Walker Art Center, and Duke University. The entire piece is a strict canon. Contact the publisher for…

Price: $34.00
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Three Drum Quartets From Earth and The Great Weather.

Publisher: Chester Music

These three quartets, which employ bass drums and various tom-toms, are drawn from Adams' evening-length work designed as a sonic geography of the Arctic. An optional tape may be obtained to provide ambient sounds with the performance. With program & biographical notes. Duration ca. 26 min. Custom…

Price: $38.00
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Qilyaun : For Four Bass Drums (1998).

Publisher: Chester Music

Commissioned by the Fairbanks Symphony Association. An intense piece based on the drumming of shamans. The four drummers should surround the audience if possible. With biographical note. Parts available separately.

Price: $19.99
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