Wind Ensemble

Chamber Music

Unquiet Spirits

Songs from the
       End of the World

Strange Humors:
       sax version

Strange Humors:
       clarinet version

Strange Humors:
       string version

Sax Concerto:
       piano reduc.

Sultana

Hymn to a Blue Hour:
       trombone ens.

Mass

Damn

Juba

Rush Hour

Voices & Echoes

Breakdown Tango

Elegy and Fantasie

Vocal Music

Orchestra

Music for Theater

Works in Progress

 

Mass (2007)

Audio & Score

for percussion ensemble (6 players)
duration: 12-14'

Click to buy : Full set: $95.

commissioned by The Juilliard School's Dance Division
Premiered November 11-14, 2004, The Juilliard Theater, New York, NY
Choreography by Robert Battle

My latest collaboration with Robert Battle, Mass is for six percussionists -- 3 mallet players and 3 "drummers" (bass drum, timpani, etc.). It was my first whole-hearted attempt at writing a minimalist piece, and I learned that it's a difficult style to do well! (Try to write a 14-minute piece with extremely limited materials, but keep it interesting, and develop some kind of overarching drama!) It starts extremely slowly and quietly, and builds to one final explosion at the end.
Robert's choreography was, I think, his best yet.