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Glittering Gamelan

By John Pitts

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Piano Duet, Piano duet (with optional piano preparations) - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by John Pitts (1976-). 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, World, Asian. 24 pages. Published by Intensely Pleasant Music (S0.307349).

Item Number: S0.307349

"Glittering Gamelan" (2014) duet(prepared piano) 3minutes

A short duetcomposed as an encore for Danish/British duo Ingryd Thorson and Julian Thurberfor a concert in the 2014 Samsø Piano Festival, Denmark, which includedthree other duets in this collection.

It was inspired bya particular type of gamelan music from Indonesia - "GamelanBalaganjur" - which translates as "Gamelan of Walking Warriors".This style of music has its historical origins in military music - music usedin battle. These days it is performed in Indonesia in competitions by largebands of dancing musicians, with pitched and unpitched percussion. Their musicis incredibly elaborate, and has very little repetition. It involves constantly changing speeds withlayers of complex rhythmic gestures that require very impressive ensembleskill.

This duet is quitenoisy, especially if you use the optional piano preparations.

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