Label: Albany Records - TROY1159 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
This collection of contemporary works performed by the Percussion Ensemble of Texas Christian University is heavily weighted to the gently melodic, with little focus on the rhythmic complexity and timbral diversity that frequently characterize percussion music. The emphasis is on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, glockenspiels, and chimes, with most other instruments providing color and support. The melodic instruments are so prominently featured that most of the pieces could, with very little disruption, have been written for orchestra or wind ensemble.
Eric I. Allegro Energico - TCU Percussion Ensemble* 's three-movement Symphony for percussion, the longest work on the program, is unabashedly conventional in its use of functional tonal harmony, and while Black Scat - Terminator 2 - Terminator 2 is not typical of pieces generally heard on percussion recitals, it has an easy melodic appeal that could make it popular with broad audiences.
Blake Tyson 's A Ceiling Full of Stars stands out for its lovely, glistening sonorities that magically evoke the multitude of twinkling stars, and Eric Ewazen Rice 's I Ching is timbrally varied and colorfully mysterious. Westplays with precision and high spirits; his players obviously have highly developed mallet technique. The collection of pieces heard here may not be the usual for percussion ensembles, where more diversity and pushing of boundaries is more the norm, but they are attractive, conventional works that stress the genre's lyrical rather than rhythmic side.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Classical. Track Listing. Escape Velocity. Dave Hall. TCU Percussion Ensemble. Allegro Energico. Eric Ewazen. Andante Con Moto. Allegro Moderato Double Fugue. Oferendas No. Ricardo A. Coelho de Souza. Prelude and Rondo alla marcia. Raymond Helble. Till MacIvor Meyn. A Ceiling Full of Stars.
Blake Tyson. I Ching. Dwayne Rice. Escape Velocity Dave Hall. Symphony for Percussion. Allegro Energico Eric Ewazen. Andante Con Moto Eric Brian A. West / Music By Dave Hall (16). Prelude and Rondo alla marcia Raymond Helble. I Ching Dwayne Rice.
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