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for percussion ensemble
Level: Advanced
Duration: 4:40
Personnel: 12 players
State Lists: Texas | Indiana | Florida
Release Date: 2010
Product ID : TSPCE-47DL
Price: $50.00
Item #: TSPCE-47DL

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All percussion sounds used in this recording were generated from Virtual Drumline software also by Tapspace.


Description

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!

Instrumentation

  • 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, sizzle cymbal, 2 China cymbals)
  • Accessories (thundersheet, 2 Zil-Bells, bell plate, anvil, opera gong, 3 cowbells, trash can lid, triangle, bell tree, woodblock, cabasa, slapstick)
  • Tam tam
  • Piano

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Description

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!

Instrumentation

  • 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, sizzle cymbal, 2 China cymbals)
  • Accessories (thundersheet, 2 Zil-Bells, bell plate, anvil, opera gong, 3 cowbells, trash can lid, triangle, bell tree, woodblock, cabasa, slapstick)
  • Tam tam
  • Piano

Shared Recordings



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