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Truth or Consequence (Download)

for large percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 5:00
Personnel: 19 players
State Lists: Texas
Release Date: 2017
Delivery Method: Direct Download
Product ID : TSPCE17-020DL
Price: $45.00
Item #: TSPCE17-020DL

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Description

Jim Casella’s work Truth or Consequence was written during the convergence of 2016 and 2017.  Casella states, “As I write this, it is a time where facts are selective and manipulated in ways to calibrate media coverage for political gain. As a result, the concept of truth has been endangered to the point where personal opinion can be passed off as fact however false it may be. This frightens me, and I fear the consequences the world will face as a result.”

The work is an abstract expression of darkness, tension, surprise, power, and anger. Full of action, colorful vocal effects, and recurring syncopation it has a cinematic quality that doesn’t relent and is sure to engage intermediate percussion students as well as audiences.


Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

2 vibraphones

3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C*

4 timpani

Piano (or electric keyboard)

Drums (snare drum, 4 concert toms, field drum, bongos, bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, china cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, pair of crash cymbals, tam-tam)

Accessories (guiro, ratchet, thunder sheet, propane tank, sleigh bells, ribbon crasher, 2 cowbells, claves, tambourine, triangle (with optional water bin for  pitch bend), small shaker, temple blocks, mark tree, ocean drum, vibraslap, slapstick vibra tone)

*Adaptable to a low A

Description

Jim Casella’s work Truth or Consequence was written during the convergence of 2016 and 2017.  Casella states, “As I write this, it is a time where facts are selective and manipulated in ways to calibrate media coverage for political gain. As a result, the concept of truth has been endangered to the point where personal opinion can be passed off as fact however false it may be. This frightens me, and I fear the consequences the world will face as a result.”

The work is an abstract expression of darkness, tension, surprise, power, and anger. Full of action, colorful vocal effects, and recurring syncopation it has a cinematic quality that doesn’t relent and is sure to engage intermediate percussion students as well as audiences.


Instrumentation

Glockenspiel

Chimes

Xylophone

2 vibraphones

3 marimbas—(2) low A, (1) low C*

4 timpani

Piano (or electric keyboard)

Drums (snare drum, 4 concert toms, field drum, bongos, bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, china cymbal, hi-hat, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, pair of crash cymbals, tam-tam)

Accessories (guiro, ratchet, thunder sheet, propane tank, sleigh bells, ribbon crasher, 2 cowbells, claves, tambourine, triangle (with optional water bin for  pitch bend), small shaker, temple blocks, mark tree, ocean drum, vibraslap, slapstick vibra tone)

*Adaptable to a low A



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