Whole-tone Fantasy

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Thomas O'Connor

General Info

Year: 1975
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player I - VI: xylophone, vibraphone(opt. bells), snare drum, tom-toms(4), triangle, susp. cymbal, bass drum

Program Notes

commission: West Plains Jr. High School Percussion Ensemble, Craig Backer, director

Review - This medium-easy percussion ensemble calls for six players playing fairly traditional instruments. The opening tempo (whatever that may be since there is no indication) does not change throughout the piece. The work is in 4/4 meter throughout and the melodic work in the xylophone and vibraphone (or bells optionally) is based on the whole-tone scale and seems to be fairly challenging as compared to the other parts. There are no unusual techinques required and the piece would be quite suitable for a younger junior high or high school ensemble. - Michael Combs, October 1981.[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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