Alea, A game of chance for percussion ensemble

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Harold Farberman


General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 8:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: GMP
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00

Movements

Instrumentation

Player I: Snare drums(3), bongos, tambourine, wood blocks(3), suspended cymbals(3)
Player II: Snare drums(2), timbales, temple blocks(4), suspended cymbals(2), vibraphone
Player III: Snare drum, tenor drum, sizzle cymbal, suspended cymbals(3), tam tam, castanets, claves
Player IV: Snare drum, tenor drum, maracas, cowbells(3), suspended cymbal, cymbals α2, gong, glockenspiel
Player V: Snare drum, bass drum with cymbal attached, triangle, anvils(2), crotales(5), wind chimes, tambourine, glockenspiel
Player VI: Timpani(5), snare drum, whip


Program Notes

premiere: 5 February 1967, Potsdam, New York, Crane Perc. Ensemble, S. Feldstein, cond.


Online Review

An ensemble for 6 players using both metric and proportional notation. Some definitely notated passages and passages of an improvised nature are included in this work that would require experienced players to fully realize the composers intent. - Fall 1970[1]

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Alea, A game of chance for percussion ensemble - Percussion Sextet
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Early Hudson Scenes - Percussion Duo; Pianos (2)
Evolution for Percussion - Percussion Septet; Voice; Horn
Fragments (Farberman) - Percussion Sextet
Lament (Farberman) - Percussion Sextet
Latin Ostinato - Percussion Sextet
March Rondo - Percussion Sextet
Music Inn Suite - Drumset; Percussion Septet
Percussion Ensemble Collection: Levels I-III - Percussion Septet
Percussion Sleigh Ride - Percussion Sextet
Progressions for Flute and Percussion - Percussion Duo; Flute
Retrograde Waltz - Percussion Sextet
Six-eight Dance - Percussion Sextet
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Take-Off - Percussion Sextet
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The Preacher - Percussion Quartet; Trumpet
Three Plus Two (3+2) - Percussion Sextet
Variations for Percussion with Piano - Percussion Quartet; Piano
Variations on a Familiar Theme - Percussion Septet
Waltz Rondo - Percussion Sextet



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References

  1. http://www.pas.org/resources/research/ResearchCompos.aspx