Rio Grande Riffs

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Rio Grande Riffs

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Scoring & Instrumentation
Percussion Septet
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5
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Composer's Note:

The original steel band version was written at the request of Jim Royle for his student pan ensemble in Connecticut. As I was composing the work, I also heard a percussion ensemble orchestration in my “mind’s ear”. So in January 2005, I also orchestrated that version of the work for that instrumentation. Upon first hearing Keiko Abe play her wonderful marimba work, Tambourin Paraphrase, I offered Keiko a post-concert compliment: "While listening to your superb performance of Tambourin Paraphrase, I joyously had images of an imaginary meeting between Milhaud and Stravinsky, drinking wine in a little outdoor café on Mont Martre." In thinking about Rio Grande Riffs, perhaps this work might conjure up an imaginary meeting of Stravinsky and Mozart drinking Pina Coladas in Trinidad or Tobago. You almost can’t miss the hiccups!

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Percussion Needed:

Player 1. Marimba - [5 octave C] (shared with player 4)
Player 2. Vibraphone [3 octave F]
Player 3. Marimba [4.5 octave F - C]
Player 4. Marimba - [5 octave C] (shared with player 1)
Player 5. Chimes, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Iron
Player 6. Hand Drums (darabuka &/or congero)
Player 7. Drum Set

First Perfomance
2006 Rice University Percussion Ensemble, Richard Brown, Director
Recording
2006, Equilibrium, EQ 81, Rice University Percussion Ensemble, Richard Brown, Director
Text Language - Non English

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percussion featured
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Percussion

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