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Game of the Century, The

chess for two percussionists

By C. Snow

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Percussion Duet (Chess board and pieces, 1 table, 2 chairs, Chess clock, Ticking analog clock (or loud metronome)) - Medium
Chess for two percussionists. Composed by C. Snow. Percussion Duets. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Tapspace Publications #TSPCD-17. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCD-17).

Item Number: TA.TSPCD-17

Creative, original, and just plain cool, this work for two percussionists by C. Snow recreates the famous chess match played in 1956 between Donald Byrne (White), and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer (Black) and dubbed The Game of the Century. In its musical rendering, The Game of the Century is performed by two players seated across from each other, a chess board between them, the ticking clock driving the piece as White and Black move exactly as Byrne and Fischer did in 1956, the rhythms coinciding with the flow and strategy. Theatrical yet graded only Medium in level, the players are aided by the extensive performance notes and visual diagrams of how the board should look at key points.

The Game of the Century is provided as a professionally bound folio with a CD-ROM containing individual parts and an audio recording.

Full Instrumentation:
Chess board and pieces, 1 table, 2 chairs, chess clock, and ticking analog clock (or loud metronome).

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