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Percussion Sonata No. 2 "Woodstock"

For Five Percussionists

By Peter Schickele

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Percussion ensemble Crotales, Glockenspiel, Suspended Sizzle Cymbal, Very High Metal Rod Wind Chime, Claves, Xylophone, Small triangle, Wind Chimes, Vibraphone, Finger Cymbals, Finger Cymbals II, Marimba, Medium Metal Tube Wind Chime, Mounted Bongo, Suspended Cymbals, Small Mounted Triangle, Snare Drum Sticks, Tom-tom, Marimba II, Low Metal Tube Wind Chime
For Five Percussionists. Composed by Peter Schickele. Score and part(s). With Standard notation. Composed 1997. 24 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #164-00263. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.164002630).

Item Number: PR.164002630

Peter Schickele answered a commission by Woodstock Chimes with this second Sonata in two movements. Scored for five percussionists, the Sonata No. 2 focuses primarily upon the mallet instruments, using somewhat unusual techniques, and incorporates a beautiful section using four different wind chimes (Woodstock Chimes, of course). Premiered at the 6th annual Woodstock Guild concert in Aspen, Sonata No. 2 has been recorded by the Nexus Percussion Ensemble on the CD Drumtalker (Nexus label).

  • I. Variations 
  • II. Pastorale; Toccata 

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