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Irwin Bazelon

General Info

Year: 1980
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Novello
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I:Timpani(5)
Player II:Marimba(low A)


Program Notes

commission/premiere: 19 May 1980, New York City, Jonathan Haas(timpani), William Moersch (marimba)

PARTNERSHIP is a ten minute "tour de force" for two percussionists, one playing five timpani and the other, marimba. Both players are required to perform with virtuoso technique even though the work is basically lyrical, not dramatic, in spite of certain rhythmic interjections that occur from time to time. Contemporary techniques such as dead strokes and mode playing occur on marimba. The timpanist is required to play with both timpani mallets and snare drum sticks and to strike the timpani in the normal playing area as well as near the rim. Dead strokes and tuning changes are also required on timpani. PARTNERSHIP is an excellent work for two college or professional percussionists. It would be perfect for a recital.

Reviewed By: John Beck

Review Originally Published: October 1982


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Bazz Ma TazzPercussion Sextet; with Trombone Ensemble
ConcatenationsPercussion Quartet; with Viola
Cross CurrentsPercussion Solo; with Brass Ensemble
Double CrossingsPercussion Solo; with Trumpet
Fire and SmokeTimpani Concerto; with Wind Ensemble
Fourscore – Percussion Quartet
PartnershipPercussion Duo
PropulsionsPercussion Septet
Sound Dreams – Percussion Solo; with Chamber Ensemble
Suite for Marimba (Bazelon)Marimba Solo
Three Men on a Dis-coursePercussion Solo; with Clarinet; with Cello
Triple Play – Percussion Solo; with Trombone

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