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Gene Koshinski

Gene Koshinski

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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 27:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Percussion duo and orchestra
Publisher: Gene Koshinski
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $95.00


1. Arylide Spark – 7:32
2. Cerulean Dusk – 12:25
3. Electric Amaranth – 5:30


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Program Notes

soniChroma (meaning “sound color”) is a double concerto for two percussionists and wind ensemble in three movements (approximately 25 minutes). As the title suggests, a large focus of the piece is placed on unique sonic color and instrument combinations. This can be seen throughout the orchestra, but prominently in the large percussion solo setup. The percussion setup contains over seventy instruments including skins, metals, woods, strings, non-Western instruments, and found objects.

- Program Note by publisher

Eugene Koshinski (b. 1980) is Professor of Percussion at the University of Delaware and founder of the Quey Percussion Duo (with his colleague Tim Broscious) for whom soniChroma is written. Koshinski’s goal was to “reflect the diverse performance demands of the 21st century percussionist” who may perform as “classical percussionists, drum set players, keyboard soloists, and world music performers.” soniChroma (which is meant to suggest “sonic colors”) is a double concerto for two percussionists and wind ensemble, with a focus on unique sonic color and varied instrumental combinations. Of the piece, Koshinski writes “Each of the three movements presents a ‘color,’ both sonically and visually. The movements are titled after shades of three primary colors (yellow, blue, and red). While each movement represents a very specific visual color, the work is not overtly programmatic. The title merely suggests a visual representation of the music, including additional descriptors (‘spark,’ ‘dusk,’ and ‘electric’) to help frame the delivery of the music.”

- Program Note by University of Delaware Wind Ensemble concert program, 6 May 2022


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