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By Jim Casella

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Percussion Ensemble Percussion Ensemble (Crotales, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Chimes, Vibraphone, 2 marimbas--low A, 4 timpani, Drums (low tom, floor tom, 2 snare drums, 3 roto toms, 4 concert toms, bongos, concert bass drum), Cymbals (6 suspended cymbals, splash cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, sizzl) - Advanced
For percussion ensemble. Composed by Jim Casella. Percussion Ensembles. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 4'40. Tapspace Publications #TSPCE-47. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCE-47).

Item Number: TA.TSPCE-47

Cyclone is an ambitious piece by Jim Casella written to feature a quartet of marimba players who play on two marimbas facing each other. The parts are all playable with two mallets, and players are frequently called on to reach across to the marimba opposite them. Also, marimbists embark on a literal cyclone around the instruments, swapping physical positions with one another and running around the instruments towards the inevitable swirling climax.

Inspired by true accounts of a friend's recent expedition and ascent of Mt. Everest, this quartet is accompanied by seven multipercussionists and piano. It depicts both determination and danger, with an implied circular motion using quick, repetitive six-note figures. Complete with echo effects of grandeur and spaciousness, Cyclone is an energetic, cinematic work that becomes relentless and violent. The faint of heart need not apply!

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

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