Rush Hour

Chamber Music, Clarinet, Percussion, Strings/8'/Difficulty - Hard/1999

for clarinet, strings, and drum set

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This work is very pop music-inspired. The musical phrases are all 4 or 8 bars long, and there's a strong backbeat (played on a steel pipe). I later revised and orchestrated this piece as the last movement of my Percussion Concerto. In the Fall of 2000, I made a third arrangement - for electric string quartet, clarinet, and drum set. (The original score was for five percussionists, rather than a single drum set player. That number of players - and instruments - is prohibitive for touring.)


May 25-30, 1999

The Parsons Dance Company
Robert Battle, choreographer

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The Parsons Dance Company