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PERCUSSION SHEET MUSIC

    Welcome to Dantalian's Percussion Page where you you will find information about our sheet music publications of Donald Martino's percussion music.  There was a time when Mr. Martino would not have thought of using instruments you bang on with a stick and play with your foot in the chamber ensemble context.  All that changed when he wrote his now classic NOTTURNO and discovered a new breed of performer who plays a drum with as much sensitivity and fluidity as the violinist plays his violin.

The octet SERENATA CONCERTANTE is Mr. Martino's latest composition to feature the percussion family.  It has been performed only once so far.  The performers and the audience loved it, the critics: Eh!  But since this entry was written there have been another four performances, all to  critical acclaim.

As its title suggests AUGENMUSIK is for the eyes only!  This little cartoon spoof of the mixed media madness of the late 1960s, like a bad child, is meant to be seen and not heard.  Pick up a copy and find yet another use for your instruments and why this madcap solo work has, in 30 years, sold out many printings but has never found a premiere.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE for Flute, Cello, Piano and Percussion, commissioned for the Australian Bicentennal Celebration, was premiered at the Sydney opera house in the fall of 1998.   It is a gift from one side of the world to the other.  It is also a spoof of our cultural follies.  "five movements that venture from the sublime to the ridiculous.  Tangos, pop tunes, boogie woogie, theater songs, quotes from Bartok, Stravinsky, and the Second Viennese School. {Just picture Schoenberg as a pit band drummer!, ed.}  Who said that academics don't have a sense of humor?" - Fanfare.   Thanks for the great review Fanfare but Martino was never really an academic!

NOTTURNO of course, is the piece that won Mr. Martino his Pulitzer Prize in 1974.  In it he transformed the entire sextet into a percussion band!: "swarms with color, delicious noises, and eerily magical gestures.  A barrage of night-thoughts to flutter, buzz, and jangle against the window screens of our consciousness.  The second movement begins and ends with those fragile clicks and pops and half-heard sighs heard only in the silent  watches of the night" -The Boston Globe

 

All Compositions by Donald Martino  Previously Published by
The E.C Schirmer Music Co/Ione Press
Are Now Published by Dantalian, Inc.

AUGENMUSIK: A MIXED MEDIOCRITIQUE

(1972) Actress, Danseuse or Uninhibited Female Percussionist and Tape (10 minutes)

DSE519

DSE519t

Score-Part

Tape

$20.00

$15.00

FROM THE OTHER SIDEC

(1988, Flederman commission: Australian Bicentenniary) Divertimento for Fl (Picc, Alto Fl), Vc, Perc, Pf (29 minutes)

DSE507

DSE507a-c

Score-Piano

Fl., Vc., Perc Parts

$20.00

$30.00

NOTTURNOCC

(1973, Naumburg commission, 1974 Pulitzer Prize) Flutes (Picc, Fl, Alto), Clarinets (Bb and fully extended Bass), Vln alt Vla, Vc, 1 or 2 Perc, Pf (16 minutes)

DSE523

DSE523a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$65.00

$15.00

For Rent

SERENATA CONCERTANTEP

(1999, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission for Anthony Korf and the Parnassus Ensemble) Octet for Flutes, Clarinets, Flugel Horn and Cornet, French Horn, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Violoncello (26 minutes)

DSE517*

DSE517a

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Cued Parts

$60.00

$20.00

For Rent

SOLILOQUY

Vibraphone solo (2003, 6 minutes)

For jazz compositions using Vibraphone, see the Jazz Page.

DSE533 Score-part $6.00


* = Not printed in quantity; allow one month for delivery. = Prepublication item, inquire as to availability; C = Commercial Recording (Number of C's indicates number of recordings).  P = Perusal Tape. M = Manuscript. = Repertory Selection "Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music" (The Instumentalist). DSE = Dantalian; McG&M = McGinnis & Marx.


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