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O Duo / Music for Percussion Duo

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>McNeff, Stephen : Baristas, for percussion
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1, BWV 825
>     Praeludium
>     Corrente
>Miki, Minoru : Marimba Spiritual
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 6, BWV 851 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>     Prelude
>Veldhuis, Jacob Ter : Goldrush, for 2 percussionists
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
>Joliffe, Steve : Knock About, for percussion
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Op. 35/4
>     Fugue
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonate a 4 mains
>     Prélude
>     Finale
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>     Prelude
>Bartók, Béla : Suite for Piano, Op. 14
>     3. Allegro molto

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>McNeff, Stephen : Baristas, for percussion
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1, BWV 825
>Miki, Minoru : Marimba Spiritual
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 6, BWV 851 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Veldhuis, Jacob Ter : Goldrush, for 2 percussionists
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
>Joliffe, Steve : Knock About, for percussion
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Op. 35/4
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonate a 4 mains
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Bartók, Béla : Suite for Piano, Op. 14
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

O Duo are Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox, two percussionists who bring an eclectic and charistmatic approach to the music on this CD. Well-known pieces such as Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu with its glorious central melody and the textual clarity of Bach's music are juxtaposed with contemporary works such as Marimba Spiritual, by Japanese composer Miki. The CD also includes two works written especially for the pair: McNeff's Barista, which was inspired by a team of baristas working in a coffee shop, and Joliffe's Knock About, which was inspired by people casually kicking around a football. "At its centre is one simple rhythm, but this is hidden by really fast music, which O Duo manage to pull off with their usual flair."



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>McNeff, Stephen : Baristas, for percussion
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1, BWV 825 :: Praeludium
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 1, BWV 825 :: Corrente
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1726-1731

>Miki, Minoru : Marimba Spiritual
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 6, BWV 851 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) :: Prelude
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Veldhuis, Jacob Ter : Goldrush, for 2 percussionists
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Joliffe, Steve : Knock About, for percussion
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Op. 35/4 :: Fugue
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/06/1835-10/07/1836.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonate à 4 mains :: Prélude
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonate à 4 mains :: Finale
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) :: Prelude
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Suite for Piano, Op. 14 :: 3. Allegro molto
  • Performers: Owen Gunnell (Percussion); Oliver Cox (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916