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Gavin Bryars: New York / Music for percussion

Audio Samples

>Bryars, Gavin : At Portage and Main, for percussion ensemble
>Bryars, Gavin : One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing, for 5 percussionists
>Bryars, Gavin : New York, concerto for percussion quintet & chamber orchestra

Album Summary

>Bryars, Gavin : At Portage and Main, for percussion ensemble
>Bryars, Gavin : One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing, for 5 percussionists
>Bryars, Gavin : New York, concerto for percussion quintet & chamber orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

For Gavin Bryars the family of keyboard percussion is as important as the string family. A great percussion ensemble, like the group from Lyon recorded here, is as musically subtle and expressive as a well-seasoned string quartet. This recording includes “One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing,” the piece that Bryars wrote for the great Canadian group Nexus and a work that has entered the percussion repertoire worldwide. The other pieces, commissioned for Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon, exploit the wide range of colors and textures that this unique combination of instruments affords—two vibraphones, two marimbas, bass marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, and assorted cymbals, tom-toms, and other drums. “At Portage and Main” is the most recent work, premiered in 2009, and “New York” (2004) is a concerto for tuned percussion quintet in which the Percussions Claviers de Lyon is joined by the French chamber orchestra L’Ensemble de Basse-Normandie.



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Works Details

>Bryars, Gavin : At Portage and Main, for percussion ensemble
  • Running Time: 15 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Bryars, Gavin : One Last Bar Then Joe Can Sing, for 5 percussionists
  • Running Time: 18 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Bryars, Gavin : New York, concerto for percussion quintet & chamber orchestra
  • Conductor: Dominique Debart
  • Running Time: 25 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2004