by Anthony Disanza
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Marimba—low C, Vibraphone, Drums (darabukkas, bendir, bass drum, frame drum (deep), tabl baladi), Cymbals & gongs (2 suspended cymbals, sizzle cymbal, Jing cymbals, flat ride cymbal, gong (low C#), cloud gongs (C#, D, F, F#, G#, A, B, C, C#), gong (low E), finger cymbals), Accessories (2 slide whistles, timbrack*, 3 metal pipes, Korean pok, riq, 2 triangles, ching chok, small wood shaker, bell bundles, glass wind chimes, khartal, nose cone, mazhar)
* The “timbrack” is comprised of the following small instruments laid out in the configuration of a chromatic keyboard to form one multipercussion instrument. See performance notes for more specific information.
Small pitched gong, Low almglock (lower in pitch than the small gong), Frying pan (not an iron skillet), 3 almglocken, 2 temple blocks, High wood block, 2 piccolo wood blocks
Time’s Arc is Anthony DiSanza’s second concerto for darabukka. Premiered at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2013, DiSanza uses a wide range of tempos and styles, driven by a colorful instrumentation. Suggestions for substitutions are included in cases where some of the less common instruments are unavailable.
The musical content of Time’s Arc is based on Middle Eastern Iqa’at (rhythmic cycles), each in a different time signature and each having unique characteristics. While there is a significant amount of specifically-composed material for the soloist, this piece provides extensive opportunities for improvisation.
This piece ships in a professionally bound and printed folio which includes all individual parts on CD-ROM.