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Singularity Triptych

for solo percussionist
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 13:00
Release Date: 2019
Product ID : TSPCS19-002
Price: $16.00
Item #: TSPCS19-002

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Description

What do Edward Hopper’s Excursions into Philosophy, Alberto Giacometti’s Walking Man, and Winslow Homer’s The Gulf Stream have in common? Each of these powerfully important works of art inspired a movement of Jason DeCristofaro’s solo for multipercussion entitled Singularity Triptych. As DeCristofaro describes it, “Each of these three art works capture various characteristics of the human individual as a subject. Similarly, each of the three movements of Singularity Triptych capture the essence of the individual spirit, while recognizing [the artist’s] visual depiction of individuality.”

Singularity Triptych was commissioned by the Asheville Ballet, and was premiered by Victoria Nelson on May 8, 2015 for the Asheville Ballet's "Spring Awakenings" performance at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina.

This piece is professionally printed and ships in a bound, hard copy format.

Instrumentation

Drums (3 graduated concert toms, large bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (5 suspended cymbals, hi-hat, tam-tam)

Accessories (2 bell plates, 4 triangles* (2 muted, 2 suspended)


*Can be performed with 2 triangles if necessary.

Reviews

Written as a musical representation of visual artwork from the late-19th and mid-20th centuries, “Singularity Triptych” is an advanced three-movement solo for multiple percussion appropriate for an undergraduate recital. The piece requires an expansive array of instruments and hardware, including hanging bell plates, muted triangles, five suspended cymbals, and a flat mounted bass drum. Because each movement is based on a specific piece of art, the composer recommends projecting these during performance to enhance the audience’s appreciation and understanding.

The composer provides essential information regarding instrument selection, suggested setup, and notation key in the included performance notes. This is particularly helpful for performers who are new to multiple percussion solos of this size. Suggestions for altering the instrument configuration are also included should the performer only have access to two triangles rather than the necessary four.

The score itself is meticulously detailed with everything from dampening indications and implement changes to phrase markings and dynamic contrast. There is a wide range of timbral options to explore throughout each of the three movements, making the piece equally as exciting for the listener as for the performer.

—Danielle Moreau
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2019

Description

What do Edward Hopper’s Excursions into Philosophy, Alberto Giacometti’s Walking Man, and Winslow Homer’s The Gulf Stream have in common? Each of these powerfully important works of art inspired a movement of Jason DeCristofaro’s solo for multipercussion entitled Singularity Triptych. As DeCristofaro describes it, “Each of these three art works capture various characteristics of the human individual as a subject. Similarly, each of the three movements of Singularity Triptych capture the essence of the individual spirit, while recognizing [the artist’s] visual depiction of individuality.”

Singularity Triptych was commissioned by the Asheville Ballet, and was premiered by Victoria Nelson on May 8, 2015 for the Asheville Ballet's "Spring Awakenings" performance at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina.

This piece is professionally printed and ships in a bound, hard copy format.

Instrumentation

Drums (3 graduated concert toms, large bass drum)

Cymbals & gongs (5 suspended cymbals, hi-hat, tam-tam)

Accessories (2 bell plates, 4 triangles* (2 muted, 2 suspended)


*Can be performed with 2 triangles if necessary.

Reviews

Written as a musical representation of visual artwork from the late-19th and mid-20th centuries, “Singularity Triptych” is an advanced three-movement solo for multiple percussion appropriate for an undergraduate recital. The piece requires an expansive array of instruments and hardware, including hanging bell plates, muted triangles, five suspended cymbals, and a flat mounted bass drum. Because each movement is based on a specific piece of art, the composer recommends projecting these during performance to enhance the audience’s appreciation and understanding.

The composer provides essential information regarding instrument selection, suggested setup, and notation key in the included performance notes. This is particularly helpful for performers who are new to multiple percussion solos of this size. Suggestions for altering the instrument configuration are also included should the performer only have access to two triangles rather than the necessary four.

The score itself is meticulously detailed with everything from dampening indications and implement changes to phrase markings and dynamic contrast. There is a wide range of timbral options to explore throughout each of the three movements, making the piece equally as exciting for the listener as for the performer.

—Danielle Moreau
Percussive Notes
Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2019



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