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There is very little remaining information about this piece. It was my first NZSO commission. Premiered in 1998 at the MFC in Wellington and dedicated to my family: Carla, Emmanuel, Anastasia and Tania. It was then performed once more in Austria at the Klangspuren Festival in 2001. I flew to Austria with my son Emanuel (who was 5 at the time). On our return journey we  were in a hotel room in transit in Singapore watching the attack on the twin towers in New York in real time……

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Quadruple Percussion Concerto

Percussion Concerto

Commissioner: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Dedication: to my family: Carla, Emmanuel, Anastasia and Tania.

Instrumentation: Percussion quartet soli + 3(pic).3.3(bcl).3(cbn) / 4.3.3.1 / pno / Str

Premiered by Evelyn Glennie and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with Jerzy Maksymiuk (cond) on June 12, 1997 at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Difficulty Level:
Virtuosic
Duration:
23:00
Type:
Original
Instrument Tags:
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
French Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Marimba
Vibraphone
Timpani
Triangle
Tubular Bells
Drum Set
Bongos
Congas
Glockenspiel
Crotales
Bass Drum
Winds
Brass
Percussion
Mallet Percussion
Strings

Performance history

12 Jul 1997: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra cond. Jerzy Maksymiuk, Evelyn Glennie (principal percussionist); Aotea Centre, Auckland

07 Sep 2001: European premiere performed by Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck conducted by Georg Schmöhe with percussion soloists, Evelyn Glennie, Gunnar Fras, Robert Pammer and Norbert Rabanser

Full Instrumentation

Soloist 1: marimba vibraphone.

Soloist 2: timpani (4), triangle, tubular bells.

Soloist 3: drum kit (3 toms, snare, hi-hat, 3 cymbals).

Soloist 4: bongos (2), conga (1), glockenspiel, crotales, bass drum.

3 Flutes (dbl pic)
3 Oboes
3 Clarinets (3 dbl Bass Clarinet)
3 Bassoons (3 dble contrabassoon)

4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Tuba

Piano

Strings

Resources

RESEARCHERS: EXPLORE QUADRUPLE PERCUSSION CONCERTO AT THE ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY