by Andrea Venet
Instrumentation: Drums (bongos (3 pair), bass drum (shared between all players)), Cymbals & gongs (6 graduated opera gongs, 1 low gong or tam-tam)
In Latin, “omnes trio” literally translates to “trio for all.” In her piece Omnes Trio, Andrea Venet expresses this notion of equality within the medium of percussion. She achieves this by scoring the work for a homogeneous set of instruments: a shared concert bass drum, a set of bongos for each player, and 2 opera gongs for each player. Similarly, a large portion of the musical material is homogeneous, where all three players are playing running 16th notes and splitting accents. Equally aggressive, drummy, and lyrical, the combined result is one hundred percent captivating!
This piece is dedicated to the University of North Florida percussion department class of 2021.
Omnes Trio comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts for printing as well as a full audio recording. To help facilitate page turns, letter (8.5” x 11”) and legal (8.5” x 14”) sized parts are both included on the CD-ROM.