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Concerti for Strings with Percussion Orchestra by David Liptak, Baljinder Sekhon, Stuart Smith

Audio Samples

>Sekhon, Baljinder : Lou, for cello & percussion ensemble
>Smith, Stuart Saunders : Nightshade, for violin & percussion ensemble
>Liptak, David : Concerto for viola & percussion ensemble
>Timpson, Michael Sidney : Dongxidongxi, concerto for zheng & percussion orchestra
>Adams, Daniel : Camouflage, for contrabass & percussion trio
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]

Album Summary

>Sekhon, Baljinder : Lou, for cello & percussion ensemble
>Smith, Stuart Saunders : Nightshade, for violin & percussion ensemble
>Liptak, David : Concerto for viola & percussion ensemble
>Timpson, Michael Sidney : Dongxidongxi, concerto for zheng & percussion orchestra
>Adams, Daniel : Camouflage, for contrabass & percussion trio
>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Featuring a series of works for solo string with percussion ensemble, this album highlights the McCormack Percussion Group's dedication to furthering the repertoire and performance of percussion instruments.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Baljinder Sekhon's Lou is a fascinating piece for percussion and cello. Using Middle Eastern idioms and a predominantly plucked approach, Sekhon's composition is both a ritual dance and an ambient meditation. Nightshade by Stuart Saunders Smith lacks the determined pulse but also uses cymbals, bells, triangles, and tam-tams as percussion accompaniment. The solo violin is quite free, and several sections are seemingly noisy for no reason, with the sounds of metal banging covering melodic material. The Zheng and percussion concerto by Michael Sidney Timpson begins with aggressive timpani alternating with a fierce zheng. The instrument's strings are attacked as it snaps out chromatic motives. II uses each instrument in more nuanced ways, pitch shifting the timpani and sliding on the zheng. The work's finale, 'After School Rhythmical' is comical in its presentation of simply rhythms and even includes a freak-out section for the zheng player, encouraged by the other players.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Springs Theatre, Tampa, FL.



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Works Details

>Sekhon, Baljinder : Lou, for cello & percussion ensemble
  • Performer: Scott Kluksdahl (Cello)
  • Conductor: Robert McCormick
  • Ensemble: McCormick Percussion Group
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Smith, Stuart Saunders : Nightshade, for violin & percussion ensemble
  • Performer: Carolyn Stuart (Violin)
  • Conductor: Robert McCormick
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Liptak, David : Concerto for viola & percussion ensemble
  • Performer: John Graham (Viola)
  • Conductor: Robert McCormick
  • Running Time: 18 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Timpson, Michael Sidney : Dongxidongxi, concerto for zheng & percussion orchestra
  • Conductor: Robert McCormick
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Adams, Daniel : Camouflage, for contrabass & percussion trio
  • Conductor: Robert McCormick
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Unspecified : [CD-ROM Track]
  • Period Time: Modern