Blur (Gonzalez)

From Wind Repertory Project
Cesar Gonzalez

Cesar Gonzalez

General Info

Year: 2019 / 2020
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Tapspace Publications
Cost: Score (print) and Parts (digital) - $40.00; (digital) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00; (digital) - $12.00


Full Score
Percussion I-IX (9 players), including:

  • Bass Drums (2: pedal and concert)
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongo (high)
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals (2: medium and large)
  • Crotales (lower octave only (higher octave optional); bow required)
  • Egg Shakers (2)
  • Finger Cymbals (2 sets)
  • Glockenspiel (extended low range required (low F3))
  • Ice Bell
  • Marimba I-II (I 4.3 octaves; II 5.0 octaves)
  • Mark Trees (2 sets)
  • Rainsticks (2)
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Shekere
  • Sizzle Cymbals (2: high and low)
  • Slapstick
  • Suspended Cymbals (3)
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangles (2)
  • Vibraphone I-II
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)


In Score and Parts:

  • Marimba I, m.32-35: Top staff passage should be in treble clef as written
  • Marimba I, m.37-38: Passage should be in treble clef as written

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

Blur features a large sound palette and an exciting, driving rhythmic force. As the title suggests, the texture of the piece moves from thin and transparent to thick and blurred, with many different instruments playing their independent lines simultaneously.

- Program Note from publisher

Blur was commissioned for the Winston Churchill High School Percussion Ensemble from San Antonio, Texas, under the direction of Colton Bean who premiered the piece at the 2019 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Written for ten percussionists, it is designed to be colorful and rhythmically driven throughout. The work centers around around several rhythmic motifs and flourishes of harmony and texture creating a wash of musical sonorities.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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