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Legacies

Medium: Percussion Ensemble (10 players)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (summer 2012 release)
Composed: March 2012
Duration: 8:00
Difficulty: Grade V

Instrumentation:
Player 1 (bells, crotales, high woodblock)
Player 2 (3-octave vibraphone, sizzle cymbal, medium woodblock)
Player 3 (3-octave vibraphone, low woodblock)
Player 4 (chimes, xylophone, claves)
Player 5 (4-octave marimba, medium tom)
Player 6 (4.3-octave marimba, medium low tom)
Player 7 (5-octave marimba, low tom)
Player 8 (4 timpani, slapstick)
Player 9 (snare drum, bongos, bell tree, splash cymbal, suspended cymbal, China cymbal)
Player 10 (concert bass drum, kick bass drum, tam-tam) 

notes

Legacies was commissioned by the North Carolina Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society in honor of composer/percussionist/teacher Lynn Glassock who retired from UNC-Chapel Hill in the spring of 2011. The first percussion ensemble piece I ever played was Lynn's octet "Layers," before I even had any thoughts or hopes of being a composer. His percussion compositions have influenced my own writing greatly.