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Three Sams

percussion (1 player)
Product number: BHI 9825
Edition: Performing score
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Description

Composer's note:
"Each of the Three Sams explores a different challenge.
In (- - - )-I-Am, a perpetual motion figure in the vibraphone is redistributed among the other instruments of the set-up. Melodic pitches are replaced with their closest non-pitched equivalent - i. e. the cowbell, sounding an approximate F, replaces an F on the vibraphone. Similar substitutions occur in the crotales, which create a second melodic line that is derived entirely form the original perpetual motion material. By the end of the movement, the single melodic line has been re-orchestrated into melody and accompaniment.
Son of (- - -) is about rhythm. Intentionally disjunct, a large part of the challenge of the movement - aside from the inherent complexity of the rhythmic counterpoint - is in maintaining a convincing musical line through its many sections. This frustration is built into the form, starting very strict, but ending with a cathartic burst of near-improvisation.
The third and final Sam, Wicked Uncle (- - -), asks the performer to navigate a complex musical field in which each mallet of a four-mallet configuration - plus the feet - was conceived as a relatively independent voice. It is as if the performer now has more active limbs than most mere mortals, spread almost too thin."
- David T. Little, September 11, 2008 -

Contents

I. (-
-)-I-Am
II. Son of (-
-)
III. Wicked Uncle (-
-)

More Information

Title:
Three Sams
Edition:
Performing score
Level of difficulty:
virtuoso
Brand:
Boosey & Hawkes
Year of composition:
2007
Premiere:
May 6, 2007 · Boston (USA)
Boston Conservatory's Seully Hall
Samuel Z. Solomon, Percussion

Technical Details

Product number:
BHI 9825
ISMN13:
979-0-051-09825-5
ISBN13:
978-1-5400-2833-4
UPC:
888680749408
Weight:
0,13 kg
Pages:
24
Format:
23.1cm x 30.3cm
Binding:
Saddle-wire stitching

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