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Horwood: Percussionique / Toronto Percussion Ensemble

Album Summary

>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 1
>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 3
>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 4
>Horwood, Michael S. : Dynamite
>Horwood, Michael S. : The Shadow of Your Drum
>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 5
>Horwood, Michael S. : Little Bow Piece
>Horwood, Michael S. : Mathematics
>Horwood, Michael S. : Fragments
>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 6, Requiem
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Notes & Reviews:

This second recording of the music of the distinguished American-born Canadian composer Michael Horwood features his music for percussion. The inspiration for the series of Piece Percussioniques, as well as the impetus for composing for percussion ensemble, came from two influential sources for the teen-aged Horwood: the innovative programming of Lukas Foss during his tenure with the Buffalo Philharmonic and from Horwood's exposure to the music of Edgard Varese. These works for percussion ensemble span Horwood's compositional career: Piece No. 1 was written when he was 17 and Piece No. 6 is his most recent and final composition.



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Works Details

>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 1
  • Performer: Jamie Drake (Piano)
  • Conductor: John Brownell
  • Ensemble: Toronto Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965/2007

>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 3
  • Conductor: John Brownell
  • Ensemble: Toronto Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 12 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966/2007

>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 4
  • Conductor: Gary Kulesha
  • Ensemble: Toronto Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967/2007

>Horwood, Michael S. : Dynamite
  • Performers: John Brownell (Percussion); David Campion (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

>Horwood, Michael S. : The Shadow of Your Drum
  • Performers: John Brownell (Percussion); David Campion (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 5
  • Performers: Beverley Johnston (Percussion); David Campion (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970

>Horwood, Michael S. : Little Bow Piece
  • Conductor: John Brownell
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1972

>Horwood, Michael S. : Mathematics
  • Performer: Michael Horwood (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1972

>Horwood, Michael S. : Fragments
  • Performer: Beverley Johnston (Vibraphone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Horwood, Michael S. : Piece Percussionique no 6, Requiem
  • Conductor: Gary Kulesha
  • Ensemble: Toronto Percussion Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008