Crescendo

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Alexander Lepak


General Info

Year: 1976
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Windsor
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00

Movements

Instrumentation

Player I: Conga
Player II: Conga
Player III: Drum set
Player IV: Drum set
Player V: Cow bell
Player VI: Cow bell
Player VII: Timpani(3)
Player VIII: Timpani(3)
Player IX: Tom-toms(2)
Player X: Suspended cymbal, bass drum
Player XI: Tam tam


Program Notes

Review

CRESCENDO for Percussion Ensemble is written for eleven players and, as the title implies, is a gradual crescendo from an almost inaudible beginning to a fortississimo (FFFF!). There is also a bit of theatre involved in that the players assemble in a dark auditorium with Player I beginning from candlelight. The remaining players play occasional high bell sounds until their individual entrances. The lights gradually come up as the volume increases. The set-up may be done either from a stage or surrounding the audience. The work is an interesting and exciting rhythmic study, consisting primarily of rhythmic ostinati in short two and four measure patterns. A good high school or college level ensemble could perform this work which is scored for congas, two drum sets, six timpani, tom toms, cymbals, cowbells, and "large gong." - Gary Olmstead, Spring Summer 1978[1]

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