cycrotations (2012)

Commission: Dominic Donato, for the Purchase Percussion Ensemble

Duration: 11 minutes

Premiere: November 2012 | Purchase Percussion Ensemble | Purchase NY

Performance: June 2013 | Greg Jukes, Matt Sharrock, Dino Georgton, Dave Tarantino (percussions) and Scott Deal (conductor) | Boston MA
April 7 2018 | McCormick Percussion Group and Robert McCormick (conductor)

Instrumentation: P1 |  vib, xyl, 4 unpitched metal tubes, Chinese cym, 2 splash cym, 2 toms (higher), 5 woodblocks (high), whip
P2 | glock, hi-hat, 2 susp. cym, 2 bongos, BD, 5 woodblocks (low)
P3 | crot, xyl, timpano (with cro and cym), 3 nipple gongs, 2 cowbells, 2 congas, rain stick, [optional: frying pans]
P4 | vib, tubular bells, bell tree, mar, 2 tam-tams, 2 tri, 2 toms (lower), guiro [preferably wooden]

Program Information:
is a portmanteau of the words cyclic and rotations. The work is cyclic, constantly transitioning in and out of itself, andset in three sections. Each sections strictly highlights a certain timbre – metals, skins or woods – and evolves within the timbre and eventually out of the timbre. There is a large-scale movement from pitches to unpitched sounds back to pitches.
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