Opus Pocus / Music for percussion, steel band

> Opus Pocus (arr. V. Wallace) - Opus Pocus (arr. V. Wallace)
> Visions in a Dream - Visions in a Dream: II. By Torchlight
> New South Africa (arr. J. Hearness) - New South Africa (arr. J. Hearness)
> Sirimusa (arr. C. Leidhecker) - Sirimusa (arr. C. Leidhecker)
> Astrud (arr. S. Irvine and S. Popernack) - Astrud (arr. S. Irvine and S. Popernack)
> Timeless - Timeless
> Carol of the Bells (arr. J. Willmarth) - Carol of the Bells (arr. J. Willmarth)
> Nagoya Marimbas - Nagoya Marimbas
> Brown Eyed Girl (arr. J.M. Svaline) - Brown Eyed Girl (arr. J.M. Svaline)
> The Heat of the Day (arr. A. Beall) - The Heat of the Day (arr. A. Beall)

Album Summary

>Pastorius, Jaco : Opus Pocus, for percussion ensemble
>Difilippantonio, Dana : Visions in a Dream
>Fleck, Bela : New South Africa
>Leon, Jose Manuel : Sirimusa, for percussion ensemble
>White, Danny : Astrud
>Burritt, Michael : Timeless, for marimba & 3 percussionists
>Willmarth, John : Carol of the Cowbells, for percussion ensemble
>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
>Morrison, Van : Brown Eyed Girl
>Beall, Andrew : Pat Metheny Suite
Performers Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This album features the contemporary sounds of percussion in music by jazz giants Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny, as well as pop material from Van Morrison and the group Matt Bianco and original compositions by Steve Reich and others.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: DiCicco Rehearsal Room, Cogswell Hall, IUP Campus, Indi (12/2007-02/2010); Fisher Auditorium, IUP Campus, Indiana, PA (12/2007-02/2010).



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Works Details

>Pastorius, Jaco : Opus Pocus, for percussion ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Difilippantonio, Dana : Visions in a Dream :: By Torchlight
  • Performers: Shane Velsor (Marimba); David Laclair (Timpani); Dave Stockton (Vibraphone); Wes Harler (Marimba); Sarah Hann (Vibraphone)
  • Ensemble: Intensity
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Béla Fleck (1958 - ) : New South Africa
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>José Manuel León : Sirimusa, for percussion ensemble
  • Ensemble: Intensity
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, Danny : Astrud
  • Performers: Jessica D'Andreamatteo (Marimba); Jason Heaton (Marimba); Evan Grabowski (Marimba); Sarah Hann (Vibraphone); Sean O'Neil (Marimba); Shane Velsor (Marimba)
  • Ensemble: IUP Steel Band
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Basia Trzetrzelewska.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Burritt, Michael : Timeless, for marimba & 3 percussionists
  • Performers: Jay Deluca (Percussion); Shane Velsor (Marimba); Evan Grabowski (Percussion); Wes Harler (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Intensity
  • Running Time: 14 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Willmarth, John : Carol of the Cowbells, for percussion ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
  • Performers: David Laclair (Marimba); Dave Stockton (Marimba)
  • Ensemble: Intensity
  • Notes: Composition written: 1994.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Morrison, Van : Brown Eyed Girl
  • Ensemble: IUP Steel Band
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Beall, Andrew : Pat Metheny Suite :: The Heat of the Day
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary