as he seemed to appear to the beast in the distance … (activities for percussionist)

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

“… as he seemed to appear to the beast in the distance …” (activities for percussionist)

Print Edition Price: 

$29.95 two score set for performance (one letter size, one oversize, card stock)

Year Authored (or revised): 

1990

Instrumentation : 

3 to 5 timpani ; 5 clay flowerpots; 6 chimes/tubular bells; large gong; addl percussion instrument of player's choice; various mallets/brushes

Duration (min): 

15

Text Source/Author: 

“Who Comes?” / “Who asks?” by the composer; some pantomime and an improvised “play-by-play” verbal description of an improvised event-section by the performer.

First Performance: 

1990 - David Yoken, percussionist; Oulu National University, Finland

This "micro-opera" for solo percussionist was developed from  an improvisatory percussion cadenza which divided Parts II & III of the composer's 1973 choral work ERODOS.

Ensemble Type: 

solo instrumental (non-keyboard)
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