Apparition

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Solo Timpanist and Six Percussionists
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Duration (min)
12
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Composer's Note:

The title for Apparition weaves the first five-note trumpet entrance of Shostakovich Symphony XI [(The Year 1905) and all that this symphony represented to Shostakovich in the sense of a Requiem for his generation] with Bach's The Art of the Fugue [and all that represents to me in the context of the human spirit]. There was the conjuring up of ghostly images from the past as I set pencil to paper, yet Apparition also is a celebratory work honoring those two great composers as well as honoring the art of timpani performance-practice by pushing the technical and musical envelopes to the extreme pinnacle of "Baroque virtuosity" as Bach did with his violin and keyboard repertory.

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Percussion Needed:

1. Glockenspiel

2. Vibraphone (3 octaves F – F)

3. 5 Octave Marimba

4. Soloist: 5 Timpani

5. Bongos, Bass Chimes [A3, Ab3, G3 (below Middle C4), with hum tone sounding 8vb (ossia – standard set of chimes)

6. Tenor Drum, Vibraphone (3 octaves F – F)

7. Bass Drum, Wooden Box, Tam Tam

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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
solo instrument(s) featured+ens 3 to 6 players
percussion featured
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Instrument
Percussion , Timpani

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