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Canon Fodder

for percussion quartet
Level: Advanced
Duration: 9:20
Personnel: 4 players
Release Date: 2019
Product ID : TSPCE19-032
Price: $44.00
Item #: TSPCE19-032

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Description

Chad Heiny’s Canon Fodder was written as a reflection on the current climate of our social, educational, and ecological systems, where untold damage is being done. In his own words, he “needed a way to get [his] wide range of feelings out.”

This unyielding quartet features a homogeneous instrumentation from player to player, each having two woodblocks and three graduated toms, giving the piece its sense of cohesion. Later in the piece, two players interact on a shared glockenspiel and resonant metals. The piece gets its name from the “canons” that are passed around the ensemble and are as visually compelling as they are musically compelling. It also has a thread of incessant “clock ticking” symbolizing that time remains universal and unflinching.

Cannon Fodder is dedicated to Brett William Dietz and Hamiruge, the LSU Percussion Group.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel (shared between P2 and P3)

8 graduated woodblocks

12 graduated drums

12 graduated resonant metals

2 high pitched semi-resonant metals

Description

Chad Heiny’s Canon Fodder was written as a reflection on the current climate of our social, educational, and ecological systems, where untold damage is being done. In his own words, he “needed a way to get [his] wide range of feelings out.”

This unyielding quartet features a homogeneous instrumentation from player to player, each having two woodblocks and three graduated toms, giving the piece its sense of cohesion. Later in the piece, two players interact on a shared glockenspiel and resonant metals. The piece gets its name from the “canons” that are passed around the ensemble and are as visually compelling as they are musically compelling. It also has a thread of incessant “clock ticking” symbolizing that time remains universal and unflinching.

Cannon Fodder is dedicated to Brett William Dietz and Hamiruge, the LSU Percussion Group.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Glockenspiel (shared between P2 and P3)

8 graduated woodblocks

12 graduated drums

12 graduated resonant metals

2 high pitched semi-resonant metals



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