Five pieces drawn from a music-theater work based on Native American stories. The pieces are: Invocation -- Consecration -- Playing With Fire -- Giving Birth to Thunder -- and Always Coming Home. With program, performance and biographical notes. Custom print edition.
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.
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.
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Contents: Descent -- Under Ice -- The Sunken Gamelan -- Untune the Sky -- Ascension.
…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.
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.
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.…
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.
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…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.
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.
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.
…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…
This monumental work for percussion quartet is performed here by Percussion Group Cincinnati.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.