by Jacob Remington
18 Players +
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Vibraphone 1, Vibraphone 2, Vibraphone 3 (Large Sandpaper Blocks), Vibraphone 4 (Large Ocean Drum), Crotales (2 octaves), Chimes, Marimba 1 (5-octave). Marimba 2 (5-octave), Marimba 3 (5-octave), Marimba 4 (5-octave), Marimba 5 (5-octave), Marimba 6 (5-octave), Timpani (5 drums)
Percussion 1: Bass Drum [shared], Low Tom [shared], Cymbals [sizzle, suspended, splash], 4 Concert Toms, Wind Chimes, Snare Drum, Triangle
Percussion 2: Low Tom [shared], Tam-Tam [shared], Bell Tree, Cymbals [suspended, China], Marching Machine, 4 Concert Toms, Triangle, Bass Drum [shared]
Percussion 3: Wind Machine, Tam-Tam, 2 Low Toms, Bass Drum, Cymbals [suspended, China, ride], Hi-Hat, Log Drum (4)
Percussion 4: Bass Drum, 2 Low Toms, Tam-Tam, Cymbals [suspended, China, splash], Temple Blocks, Mounted Crash Cymbals
After a slow & ominous introduction, Jacob Remington's Norrskens Dans establishes itself as tour-de-force work not for the feint of heart. Driven by a large assortment of keyboard instruments and four multiple percussion stations, this piece grabs hold and doesn't let you go until the final note.