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Gorilla in a Cage

Gorilla in a Cage

Concerto for percussion and orchestra


  • Instrumentation: percussion and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

Description
Gorilla in a Cage is dedicated to the composer’s aunt Edna Freedman who died of cancer at the time of the work’s inception, however the work is not a requiem. Unusual instruments like the Batonka – a twooctave set of tuned PVC tubes played with a foam slapper – are featured alongside more traditional mallet instruments and drums. Throughout, instruments usually associated with melody play drumlike figures, and the drums are used for their melodic possibilities. Tim Page writing in the Washington Post called it, ‘Unusually affecting in its outline and conception.’
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Bochum Symphony, Steven Sloane, Music Director
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 1997 Bochum (D) · Evelyn Glennie, Percussion · Dirigent: Steven Sloane · Bochum Symphony Orchestra
Year of composition: 1997
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2(2.ca).2.bcl.2(2.cbsn)-2.2.ttbn.btbn.0-timp.perc(tam-t, xyl, tub bells, glsp, dulcimer)-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochum Symphony Orchestra
1997-02-01 | Bochum (Germany) | World Premiere
Gorilla in a Cage is dedicated to the composer’s aunt Edna Freedman who died of cancer at the time of the work’s inception, however the work is not a requiem. Unusual instruments like the Batonka – a twooctave set of tuned PVC tubes played with a foam slapper – are featured alongside more traditional mallet instruments and drums. Throughout, instruments usually associated with melody play drumlike figures, and the drums are used for their melodic possibilities. Tim Page writing in the Washington Post called it, ‘Unusually affecting in its outline and conception.’
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Bochum Symphony, Steven Sloane, Music Director
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 1997 Bochum (D) · Evelyn Glennie, Percussion · Dirigent: Steven Sloane · Bochum Symphony Orchestra
Year of composition: 1997
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2(2.ca).2.bcl.2(2.cbsn)-2.2.ttbn.btbn.0-timp.perc(tam-t, xyl, tub bells, glsp, dulcimer)-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochum Symphony Orchestra
1997-02-01 | Bochum (Germany) | World Premiere