Antiphon for Double Percussion Choir

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F. Michael Combs

General Info

Year of Published: 1974
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: $24.95


Choir 1

Player 1: Concert Snare Drum
Player 2: 2 Snare Drum
Player 3: 2 Tom toms (high and low)
Player 4: 2 Timpani (29" & 32")
Player 5: Concert Bass Drum
Player 6: Hand Cymbals

Choir 2

Player 1: Piccolo Snare Drum
Player 2: Bongos
Player 3: 2 Tom toms (high and low)
Player 4: 2 Timpani (23" & 26")


Antiphon is a piece for 10 percussionists scored as a double percussion choir. As the title suggests, the composition centers around the rhythmic motifs being played in in a call and response style across and within the choirs. The piece is highly visual making it a treat to listen to and equally entertaining to watch.

Recent Performance

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Antiphon for Double Percussion ChoirPercussion (10)
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