Clockwork (for percussion ensemble and solo flute). Composed by Stuart P. O'Neil. Percussion Ensembles. For Flute (solo), glockenspiel, xylophone (shared), chimes, 3 timpani, cabasa, temple blocks, ratchet (mounted), triangle (mounted), bass drum, and tam tam (10 players). Difficulty: Medium-Easy. Folio & CD-ROM. 8 pages. Duration 2:20. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-78).
Written for percussion ensemble and solo flute, Clockwork plays on the timbral characteristics found in different types of clocks. Held together by the steady tick-tock of the temple blocks, the piece blends an original flute theme with two iconic clock chimes. This medium-easy arrangement concludes with overlapping ostinati at the players' independent tempi. The effect--imagine being in a clock shop at the top of an hour--is a great opportunity to share a more contemporary compositional device with your ensemble. Clockwork comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.