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Gnomes & Other Twilight Creatures

multi-percussion duet
Composer: Dan Moore
Publisher: Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Instrumentation: Vibraphone, xylophone, bamboo wind chimes, marimba, 2 low-pitched concert toms, metal slasher

Program Notes:
This is a fantasy piece for two multi-percussionists. It is intended to be a fun and interesting piece for both performers and listener. Each part offers some technical challenges, but over Gnomes is a very player-friendly work. It is quite effective to have a narrator read the introduction to each movement. If a narrator is not used, be sure to print the narrations in the program to set the mood for each movement.

Review:
"The program notes inform us that Gnomes and Other Twilight Creatures, written for two multiple percussionists, is a fantasy piece. And, though each part offers some technical challenges, we are assured that it is a very player-friendly work. A narration is provided that can be read as an introduction to each movement. The piece utilizes a small setup: one player using vibes, xylophone and bamboo wind chimes; the other a marimba, two low-pitched concert toms and a metal slasher. (Instructions are given for constructing the latter.) Moore's piece features the mallet instruments. The first movement, Gnomes, is framed as a vibe and marimba duet. The second movement, Gremlins, is a duet between xylophone played by Player I, and toms and marimba performed by Player II, couched primarily in rapid 16th notes. The third movement, Gargoyles, pits vibes and marimba in a dialogue that grows more and more frantic. The concluding movement, Goblins, features xylophone and marimba in the nature of a fast perpetuum mobile. Two competent college percussionists should prove that the piece is, indeed, very player-friendly. And it will come as no surprise if it turns out to be very audience friendly as well." - John R. Raush Percussive Notes, June 1997

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