Spirits (Piano Feature). By David J. Long. Solo with Percussion Ensemble. For Solo with Percussion Ensemble (Solo Piano, Percussion 1 (4.3-octave Marimba, small suspended cymbal, high woodblock, cuica), Percussion 2 (4.3-octave Marimba, claves, medium suspended cymbal), Percussion 3 (vibraphone, xylophone, temple blocks, medium chain), Percussion 4 (chimes 4.3-o). Medium. Score and parts. Duration 14:00. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.06300).
Evoking the sounds of the spirits, this piece utilizes many unconventional sounds to achieve the desired effects. (i.e. box filled with broken glass, heavy chain) A beautifully haunting piano solo emphasizes the spectral nature of the work.
I. The Succubus: A demon of the night who masquerades as a seductive woman beguiling men in their sleep. II. The Poltergeist: A malevolent spirit whose hauntings are characterized by loud noises, strange lights, rapping sounds, shrieks, and moving objects.