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Three Sams

Three Sams


  • Instrumentation: percussion (1 player)
  • Edition: performance score
  • Order No.: BHI 9825

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Description

Composer's note:
"Each of the Three Sams explores a different challenge.
In (- - - )-I-Am, a perpetual motion figure in the vibraphone is redistributed among the other instruments of the set-up. Melodic pitches are replaced with their closest non-pitched equivalent - i. e. the cowbell, sounding an approximate F, replaces an F on the vibraphone. Similar substitutions occur in the crotales, which create a second melodic line that is derived entirely form the original perpetual motion material. By the end of the movement, the single melodic line has been re-orchestrated into melody and accompaniment.
Son of (- - -) is about rhythm. Intentionally disjunct, a large part of the challenge of the movement - aside from the inherent complexity of the rhythmic counterpoint - is in maintaining a convincing musical line through its many sections. This frustration is built into the form, starting very strict, but ending with a cathartic burst of near-improvisation.
The third and final Sam, Wicked Uncle (- - -), asks the performer to navigate a complex musical field in which each mallet of a four-mallet configuration - plus the feet - was conceived as a relatively independent voice. It is as if the performer now has more active limbs than most mere mortals, spread almost too thin."
- David T. Little, September 11, 2008 -

Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I. (-
-)-I-Am
II. Son of (-
-)
III. Wicked Uncle (-
-)
Difficulty: difficult
ISBN: 978-1-5400-2833-4
ISMN: 979-0-051-09825-5
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, New York
UPC: 888680749408
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 24
Performances
2007-05-06 | Boston (United States of America), Boston Conservatory\'s Seully Hall | World Premiere

Composer's note:
"Each of the Three Sams explores a different challenge.
In (- - - )-I-Am, a perpetual motion figure in the vibraphone is redistributed among the other instruments of the set-up. Melodic pitches are replaced with their closest non-pitched equivalent - i. e. the cowbell, sounding an approximate F, replaces an F on the vibraphone. Similar substitutions occur in the crotales, which create a second melodic line that is derived entirely form the original perpetual motion material. By the end of the movement, the single melodic line has been re-orchestrated into melody and accompaniment.
Son of (- - -) is about rhythm. Intentionally disjunct, a large part of the challenge of the movement - aside from the inherent complexity of the rhythmic counterpoint - is in maintaining a convincing musical line through its many sections. This frustration is built into the form, starting very strict, but ending with a cathartic burst of near-improvisation.
The third and final Sam, Wicked Uncle (- - -), asks the performer to navigate a complex musical field in which each mallet of a four-mallet configuration - plus the feet - was conceived as a relatively independent voice. It is as if the performer now has more active limbs than most mere mortals, spread almost too thin."
- David T. Little, September 11, 2008 -

Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I. (-
-)-I-Am
II. Son of (-
-)
III. Wicked Uncle (-
-)
Difficulty: difficult
ISBN: 978-1-5400-2833-4
ISMN: 979-0-051-09825-5
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, New York
UPC: 888680749408
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 24
2007-05-06 | Boston (United States of America), Boston Conservatory\'s Seully Hall | World Premiere