Medium Multipercussion Duet
by Alan Keown
Instrumentation: bongos (2) — shared, 2 congas (high and low), 2 toms (high and low), 2 semi-resonant metals (high and low)*
*i.e. brake drum or similar
With Passages, Alan Keown aims to develop the players’ communication skills. The whole piece is built around a single rhythmic motif, first presented in the opening phrase. This motif undergoes many variations, often exploring imitation, hocketing, and rhythmic manipulation. Communication is aided by a setup which faces the players towards each other. This duet is ideal recital or contest material for intermediate percussionists!
Passages ships as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.