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Happy Tachyons: Piano & Percussion

1996
Piano: Practice Tracks & Performance Audio
$ 40.00 NZD
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What's Included

Digital download includes the following files:

1. Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - INSTRUCTIONS

2. Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC PERFORMANCE AUDIO (ST) 124bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - CLICK (M) 124bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC PERFORMANCE AUDIO (ST) 120bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - CLICK (M) 120bpm.mp3

3. Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PRACTICE MATERIALS

  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 80bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 88bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 96bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 104bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 112bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 116bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 120bpm.mp3
  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - PERC (L) & CLICK (R) - PRACTICE TRACK 124bpm.mp3

4. Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - REFERENCE MIXES

  • Happy Tachyons - Pno&Perc - REFERENCE MIX

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About this Work

Happy Tachyons, commissioned by Dame Evelyn Glennie, pushes the boundaries of technical prowess for the percussionist. Written with exuberance and high spirits, this vibrant work showcases the interplay between the twinkling, bright vibraphone and the resonant depths of the marimba. It demands the percussionist to navigate passages that require simultaneous performance on both instruments, creating a captivating and dynamic musical experience. Throughout Happy Tachyons, melodic bursts from the vibraphone alternate with the rich, woody tones of the marimba, creating contrasting textures and captivating melodies. The percussive lines, executed with flair, skate incessantly over a heavily syncopated piano accompaniment, adding an energetic and rhythmic drive to the composition. I composed Happy Tachyons as my wife Carla and I were eagerly anticipating the arrival of our first child, Emanuel. The joyous and spirited nature of this piece reflects the anticipation and excitement surrounding his impending birth, infusing the music with a sense of celebration and anticipation.

A recording of Happy Tachyons, performed by Jeremy Fitzsimons on percussion and Stephen Gosling on piano, is available on the Trust Records CD Fragments (MMT2047). It captures the technical virtuosity and vibrant energy that define this composition, showcasing the remarkable abilities of the performers.

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Happy Tachyons
for Mallet Percussion and Piano
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