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Dave Hollinden

General Info

Year: 2001-03
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Dave Hollinden Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


lead and Platinum were composed as a set of pieces to be performed together with no break in between. They may also be performed separately as individual pieces.


Multiple Percussion: Bass Drum, Chinese Tom, Wood Block (large), Glass Wind Chimes, Tam tam (large), Chinese Opera Gong, Sizzle Cymbal, Crash Cymbal (medium), Crash Cymbal (small)

Program Notes

I began composing lead after having finished Platinum. I wanted it to provide a contrast to Platinum's rhythmic vitality, so I asked myself what would happen if I wrote music without relying on rhythm and counting as my primary devices. This led to a great deal of brooding and questioning, and resulted in music with an inert heaviness.

Platinum, on the other hand, was a breath of fresh air. It was the first piece I had written after working for two years on a concerto for percussion, and it came out as an extended burst of restless, rhythmic energy. The title represents images of bright, polished surfaces; hard, crisp edges; and the clear, ringing sound of metal that came to mind when reflecting on the music.[1]

Commissioned by

commissioned by Sole Nero: Jessica Johnson, piano and Anthony Di Sanza, percussion



Commercial Discography

Musica per Due, by Sole Nero: Jessica Johnson, piano and Anthony Di Sanza, percussion.[2]

Recent Performances

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A Different Drummer - Multiple Percussion
Alchemy - Percussion Duo
Boundary Conditions - Multiple Percussion; String Quartet
Cold Pressed - Multiple Percussion
Dusting the Connecting Link - Multiple Percussion
Flux - Marimba; Flute; Clarinet; Alto Saxophone
Immersion - Percussion Quartet; Saxophone Quartet
In Time to Come - Marimba; Alto Saxophone
Lead - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Of Wind and Water - Marimba
Percussion Quartet No. 2 (Hollinden) - Percussion Quartet
Platinum - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Reckless - Percussion Octet
Release (Hollinden) - Percussion Octet
Six Ideas for Snare, Bass, and Cymbal - Multiple Percussion
Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm - Multiple Percussion
Surface Tension - Percussion Duo
The Whole Toy Laid Down - Percussion Quartet
what clarity? (with perc. ens. version) - Multiple Percussion; Percussion Ensemble (12)
what clarity? (with strings version) - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra

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