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Onsra

for percussion ensemble
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 5:00
Personnel: 10
Release Date: 2024
Product ID : TSPCE24-006
Price: $45.00
Item #: TSPCE24-006

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Description

Matthew Gillott’s Onsra is an intricately woven tour de force for ten skilled players. The work’s title comes from the Boro language of India and refers to the loss of love. Gillott has expressed this concept through a rich palette of colors and textures as the piece moves through different moods.

The performing ensemble will need to operate at a high level of listening and balance awareness, as the entire work drives forward at a moderately quick tempo; yet there are plenty of musical hills and valleys achieved through clever orchestration and the manipulation of time.

Onsra ships as a fully bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for either printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Crotales (2 octaves)

Glockenspiel

Chimes

2 Vibraphones

2 Marimbas — (1) low A, (1) 5-octave

Drums — bongos, concert bass drum, 2 congas, djembe, 2 impact drums, 4 toms, snare drum

Cymbals & gongs — 2 China cymbals, hi-hat, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, 3 suspended cymbals, Zil-Bel (or equivalent), opera gong, Pasi gong (or other small gong), tam-tam

Accessories — ribbon crasher, shaker, shekere, tambourine, triangle, 2 woodblocks

Description

Matthew Gillott’s Onsra is an intricately woven tour de force for ten skilled players. The work’s title comes from the Boro language of India and refers to the loss of love. Gillott has expressed this concept through a rich palette of colors and textures as the piece moves through different moods.

The performing ensemble will need to operate at a high level of listening and balance awareness, as the entire work drives forward at a moderately quick tempo; yet there are plenty of musical hills and valleys achieved through clever orchestration and the manipulation of time.

Onsra ships as a fully bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for either printing or tablet viewing.

Instrumentation

Crotales (2 octaves)

Glockenspiel

Chimes

2 Vibraphones

2 Marimbas — (1) low A, (1) 5-octave

Drums — bongos, concert bass drum, 2 congas, djembe, 2 impact drums, 4 toms, snare drum

Cymbals & gongs — 2 China cymbals, hi-hat, ride cymbal, splash cymbal, 3 suspended cymbals, Zil-Bel (or equivalent), opera gong, Pasi gong (or other small gong), tam-tam

Accessories — ribbon crasher, shaker, shekere, tambourine, triangle, 2 woodblocks



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