Tapas

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Elyzabeth Meade


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c.
Difficulty: Medium Difficulty (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. Alan
Cost: Score and Parts - $58.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


Movements

Instrumentation

Solo Voice

Player I: 2 Triangles, 2 Suspended Cymbals, 3 Bongos, 2 Snare Drums, Bass Drum, 2 Bull-roars
Player II: 2 Triangles, 2 Suspended Cymbals, Tambourine, Crotales (Lower Octave, C4-C5), 2 Snare Drums, 3 Timpani, 2 Bull-roars, Cello Bow
Player III: 2 Sizzle Cymbals, Crotales (Upper Octave, Db5-C6), Tubular Bells, Tam-tam, 3 Toms, Floor Tom, Cello Bow
Player IV: 2 Triangles, 3 Bongos, 2 Snare Drums, Bass Drum, 2 Bull-roars
Player V: 3 Cow-bells, Vibraphone, 2 Toms, 3 Timpani, Bull-Roars, Cello Bow
Player VI: 2 Sizzle Cymbals, Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, 3 Toms, Floor Tom, Bass Bow


Program Notes

Tapas is a Sanskrit word meaning “fervor, heat, fire, and energy gained by devoting one’s thoughts and actions toward a particular goal.” In this multi-part composition each section’s goal is achieved through different musical means. Each section is characterized by varying textural, harmonic, and emotional qualities. In addition to the solo voice part, the percussionists are required to use their voices throughout as well.

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

Curios - Percussion Sextet
Diva Ditties - Multiple Percussion, Soprano, Piano
Tapas - Percussion Sextet, Voice



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