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Blue Work

Slides 6

for flute and three percussionists

Year:  1986   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  Percussion 1. c# crotale, one timpani, suspended cymbal; Percussion 2: vibraphone (motor off); Percussion 3: 4 rototoms (med or large) C# D# G# B

Year:  1986
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  Percussion 1. c# crotale, o...

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Written at the 1986 Cambridge Music School and premiered there, this work utilises flute with 3 percussionists: C# crotale, one timpani, suspended cymbal, vibraphone 4 roto-toms. Two particular uses of glissando occur in the music - the flautist is called upon to execute a tremolo while overblowing to produce an upward rush through the upper harmonics; and the percussionist is asked to place the crotale upside down on the timpani head then to strike the crotale sharply and manipulate the timpani pedal - this causes the crotale pitch to fluctuate.

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