Commissioned by the New Albany Symphony Orchestra with the generous support of the Johnstone Fund, Concerto for Percussion was written for soloist Cameron Leach. The work is in four movements and lasts approximately 30 min. The first features the soloist on a “classical drumset” and marimba, the second on metallic instruments, the third on marimba and xylophone, and the fourth on drumset and marimba again. The work’s premiere on March 21, 2021, was the first in-person event of my music since the COVID-19 pandemic and serves as a marker in my memory for a return to the concert hall after a lengthy period of quarantine.
2. (both double piccolo) 2. (second doubles English Horn) 2. (second doubles bass clarinet) 2. bassoons (second doubles contrabassoon), 2.2.1 (bass trombone), timp. 2 percussion (Player 1: 4 tom toms, snare drum, 2 bongos, tambourine, 1 wood block, suspended cymbal; Player 2: snare drum, large tam-tam, medium tam-tam, suspended cymbal, ratchet, mark tree, tambourine, maracas), solo percussion (bass drum, kick bass drum, 5 tom-toms, 2 bongos, snare drum, 5 wood/temple blocks, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, crotales, glockenspiel), strings