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Thomas O'Connor

General Info

Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I - V: vibraphone, marimba, shaker, timbales, cowbells(2), timpani(2)

Program Notes

Review - "Seawind" is a percussion quintet scored for vibraphone, marimba, shaker and timbales, two cowbells, and two timpani. Written in a Latin style, the composition has several two-bar ostinato-type patterns. Both the vibe and marimba parts contain numerous double stops and may be performed with two mallets. The timpani is tuned to G and C through much of the piece, with special effects such as playing with the butts of the mallets on the bowls, and placing a cymbal on the head and playing glissandos from one pitch to another. The ensemble should be well within the reach of a good middle school or high school ensemble, and should be fun for players of all ages. It will certainly be a selection that audiences will enjoy. - George Frock, April 1999. [1]

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Encounter (O'Connor) - Percussion Quintet
Latin Rondeau - Percussion Quintet
Orientale - Percussion Octet
Seawind - Percussion Quintet
The Winding River - Percussion Sextet
Whole-tone Fantasy - Percussion Sextet

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