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John Mackey

John Mackey


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Osti Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Timpani (also plays Maracas and Tom-toms (4))
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • China Cymbals (2)
  • Crash Cymbals (2: suspended)
  • Crotales (2: A4 and D5)
  • Hi-hat
  • Marimbas (2)
  • Shaker
  • Splash Cymbals (2)
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

My latest collaboration with Robert Battle, Mass, is for six percussionists -- three mallet players and three "drummers" (bass drum, timpani, etc.). It was my first whole-hearted attempt at writing a minimalist piece, and I learned that it's a difficult style to do well! (Try to write a 14-minute piece with extremely limited materials, but keep it interesting, and develop some kind of overarching drama!) It starts extremely slowly and quietly, and builds to one final explosion at the end. Robert's choreography was, I think, his best yet.

-Program Note by composer


For M.R.G.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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