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Outgoing (original version-2011)

(gordon stout)
August 14, 2015

Outgoing (original version 2011) is scored for piano, marimba (5.0), timpani, and two percussionists, and is approximately 9’30” in length. In instrumentation only, I had in mind the Sonata for two pianists and two percussionists by Bartok. The marimba part is the second piano part. There is a highly chromatic timpani part as in the Sonata. The percussion parts are really in effect a drum set part split into two parts, one playing drums and one playing cymbals, thus completing the similarity in instrumentation to the Bartok Sonata. This is a broad and expansive work, encompassing a number of different styles of music and expressive capabilities of this exciting chamber group. I also think of this work an expansion of Incoming (2002) for drum set and marimba. Both compositions are published by Keyboard Percussion Publications (www.mostlymarimba.com).