Hammers and Sticks

It’s an action-packed hour of beatings on this edition of New Sounds with music for pianos, marimbas, and pianos together with marimbas. Listen to a somber and melodic new work for piano and percussion by Belinda Reynolds simply called “Play.” Also, from the Australian composer Ross Edwards, “serious” yet exuberant “Marimba Dances,” featuring rhythms derived from insect calls. Plus, music by Marimolin, a combination of marimbist Nancy Zeltsman and violinist Sharan Leventhal. Rounding out the show is a drifting piece for three pianos by composer Kyle Gann, “Long Night.”

PROGRAM #2409, “Hammers And Sticks" – music for piano and/or marimba (First aired on Fri., 5/6/05)

Michael Askill Australian Percussion Ross Edwards: Maribma Dances, #1 [3:30] Celestial Harmonies #13085 ** www.harmonies.com
Marimolin Combo Platter Dave Samuels: Wood-Dance [11:00] BMG/Catalyst #62667 Out of print. But other Marimolin recordings are available. Try www.gmrecordings.com
Michael Askill Australian Percussion Ross Edwards: Marimba Dances, #3 [3:00] See above.
Teresa McCollough Hammers and Sticks Belinda Reynolds: Play [6:30] Innova #630
Kyle Gann Long Night Long Night, excerpt [20:00] Cold Blue #0019 www.coldbluemusic.com

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