The pas thesisdissertation repository is an online resource containing scholarship related topics in percussion. Commissioned by the university of oklahoma percussion ensemble, portico is a onemovement work which features six keyboard players. Christopher rouse s friandises is the last work on the album, and the composer has described it as akin to a baroque french suite, its five movements including both a sicilienne and a sarabande. Perc study notes slagtoj slagtojsinstumenter percussion. Though he wrote for various ensembles, rouse is primarily known for his. Christopher rouse rhode island philharmonic orchestra. Ogoun badagris is an early work from rouses catalog, written in the mid1970s for the ithaca college percussion ensemble while he was still a graduate student under karel husa at cornell. The group commonly makes use of standard percussion instruments such as timpani, mallet keyboard instruments, tom toms, cymbals, and gongs, but also employs sounds generated by found or constructed instruments such as car parts, architectural elements, and household furnishings. Redlands high school percussion ensemble ivan aviles and alex gray, directors thursday, april, 2017 8 p. Ku manifests himself in many forms, one of which is kukailimoku, which respresents both a god of war and the title of this work.
Their music was great for my percussion ensemble, and i still play some of their works with my groups. Suite for solo drum set and percussion ensemble duration. Percussion ensemble 5 percussionists advanced for drum set ensemble score and parts. Composed for a septet consisting of flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet, it is scored for the same instrumental combination as ravels introduction and allegro. Sep 12, 20 the interlochen arts camp orchestra percussion ensemble performs chris rouse s bonham at our final recital.
Bonham is a percussion ensemble piece for eight musicians by the american composer christopher rouse. About the percussion program the youth orchestra of central jerseys percussion ensemble is led by our director, mr. He composed this work in 1976 for the ithaca college percussion ensemble. Christopher chapman rouse iii february 15, 1949 september 21, 2019 was an american composer. Although he has composed an impressive range of works for a variety of ensemblesfrom his early series of energetic percussion pieces to three highly individualistic string quartets as well as a formidable work for wind ensemble christopher rouse is most fully in his own element when he is creating music for an entire. Percussion ensemble wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ogoun badagris by christopher rouse percussion ensemble. Defining the role of drumset performance in contemporary. Student percussion ensemble set to perform with the guelph. Christopher rouse born february 15, 1949 is an american composer who was born in baltimore, md, and studied with richard hoffmann at oberlin conservatory of music, graduating in 1971. Compline was composed in 1996 for the chamber music society of lincoln center via an award from the koussevitzky music foundation in the library of congress.
Selected repertoire performed by the western percussion ensemble and graduate. Though he wrote for various ensembles, rouse is primarily known for his orchestral compositions, including a requiem, a dozen concertos, and six symphonies. Christopher rouse tom collier, drum set thomas slabaugh, conductor. Kukailimoku by christopher rouse percussion ensemble. Keiko abe memories of the seashore ensemble version reflections on japanese childrens songs iii john luther adams strange and sacred noise green corn dance dave alcorn four miniatures iii. Christopher rouse s accomplishments as a composer were honored in 2002 with his election to the american academy of arts and letters. During the 20102011 school year she was an interim professor of percussion at the university of washington school of music. Bonham by christopher rouse is one of the most wellknown pieces in the entire repertoire. Thomas gauger received his bm in percussion and composition from the university of illinois.
Compositions rouse links works by genre rouse on rouse morpheus, cello 1975 ogoun badagris, 5 percussion 1976 quattro madrigali, 8 voices 1976 kukailimoku, 4 percussion 1978 mitternachtslieder, bassbaritone and chamber ensemble 1979. Christopher rouse is one of americas most prominent composers of orchestral music. Nov 18, 2014 christopher rouse gerard lecointe david macbride david j. Two works from the later 1970s, both for percussion ensemble and both uninfluenced by crumb, continue to be performed with some regularity. A collection of 10 pieces for your beginning percussion ensemble. Percussion solo and ensemble sort by featured best selling alphabetically, az alphabetically, za price, low to high price, high to low date, new to old date, old to new filters. Within this ensemble, percussionists perform cuttingedge percussion repertoire that challenges them in technical precision and artistic expression. The core ostinato of the score, played by the drum set, is reminiscent of led zeppelins when the levee breaks, although there are references to other led zeppelin songs as well, such as custard pie and royal orleans. An introduction to the music of christopher rouse by frank j. Christopher rouse composer chamber and ensemble works. Find christopher rouse composition information on allmusic.
His work received numerous accolades, including the kennedy center friedheim award, the. In between, rouse studied privately with george crumb. Apr, 2017 redlands high school percussion ensemble ivan aviles and alex gray, directors thursday, april, 2017 8 p. His work received numerous accolades, including the kennedy center friedheim award, the grammy award for best classical contemporary. It was first performed in april of 1989 at the new england conservatory of music in boston by the conservatory percussion ensemble conducted by its music director, frank epstein, to whom the work is dedicated.
He has been described as the stephen king of composition, since many of his works from the late 1980s and early 1990s dealt with issues of death, horror, tragedy, and mythology. Nov 19, 2009 thomas gauger received his bm in percussion and composition from the university of illinois. Christopher butler, the siu percussion ensemble is an extremely important chamber ensemble for the. Dha and nicole lizees the man with the golden arms. Percussion ensemble concert central washington university. Rouses oldest extant works are two brief pieces for percussion ensemble, both inspired. He recently retired after a distinguished 40 year as he boston university tanglewood institute. Christopher rouse has provided this comment about the piece, which is scored for four percussionists. The purpose is to highlight new performance techniques and musical possibilities for drumset performance used in contemporary art music, while identifying the composed. Ogonn badagris derives its inspiration from haitian drumming patterns, particularly those of the juba dance. Orchestra sheet music book by christopher rouse 1949. Christopher rouse studied at oberlin conservatory and cornell university, later teaching at the university of michigan and the eastman school of music. The berklee percussion ensemble performs ogoun badagris live at berklees percussion department.
Everett blindheim iva dermendjieva brian fraser katie keeney emily kimes. Ogoun badagris is an early work from rouse s catalog, written in the mid1970s for the ithaca college percussion ensemble while he was still a graduate student under karel husa at cornell. Selected repertoire performed by the chamber percussion ensemble and graduate percussion group 19992019. Thus this work for percussion ensemble is best viewed as a savage, propulsive war dance. Jeannine remy program steven busby, isaiah conner, reese maultsby, bobby odle, sora oizumi, andrew samuelson, jamie shiver erin cone, taylor edwards, jacob gilman, mike towey, taryn zickefoose. A percussion ensemble is a musical ensemble consisting of only percussion instruments. Christopher rouse 111200 percussion ensemble indoor.
Rouse then composed a brief and lighthearted concert opener for the boston pops, premiered in 2003. The group commonly makes use of standard percussion instruments such as timpani, mallet keyboard instruments, tom toms, cymbals, and gongs, but also employs sounds. Kukailimoku by christopher rouse is a quartet for four percussionists that brings the fury of the hawaiian god of war to the stage. Christopher rouse is one of americas most prominent composers of. Hawaiian chants are often based on as few as two pitches, and hawaiian percussion emphasizes short, repetitive patterns. Christopher rouse at pytheas contemporary, modern, new. School of music percussion past events 1 20112012 november 6, 2011 the percussion plus project and the depauw percussion ensemble lou harrison. Pieces such as gorgon 1984, concerto for orchestra 2008, and prosperos rooms 2012, unleash a terrifying, raw, titanic energy. Rouse bonham sppds5t complete set scored for a percussion ensemble of eight players, christopher rouse s bonham is an ode to rock drumming and drummers, most particularly led zeppelins legendary drumme. The core ostinato of the score, played by the drum set, is reminiscent of led zeppelins when the levee breaks, although there are references to other led zeppelin songs as well, such as. School of music percussion past events 3 20112012 november 6, 2011 the percussion plus project and the depauw percussion ensemble lou harrison. Percussion program youth orchestra of central jersey. The percussion ensemble is still a relatively young ensemble, with the first works by edgard varese and amadeo roldan composed in the first third of the 20th century.
Selected styles studied and performed by the world percussion ensemble. It was composed in 1988 and first performed in boston, massachusetts, the following year by the new england conservatory of music percussion ensemble conducted by frank epstein, to whom the work is dedicated. Kukailimoku was completed in 1978 on commission from the syracuse symphony percussion ensemble. Completed in 1976 for the ithaca college percussion ensemble, christopher rouse offers the following insights into this work. Christopher rouse s orchestral scores possess a driving, sometimes brutal energy in later works, a new current of lyricism emerged in his music his scores have been performed by every major orchestra in the u. It was composed in 1988 and first performed in boston, massachusetts, the following year by the new england conservatory of music percussion ensemble conducted by frank epstein, to whom the work is dedicated the work, an ode to rock drumming and drummers, is a tribute to john bonham. Bonham by christopher rouse percussion ensemble hal. Christopher rouse ogoun badagris christopher rouse was born in baltimore, maryland in 1949. Christopher rouse was best known for his large body of concertos and symphonic works. In hawaiian mythology, ku is perhaps the most fundamental and. The mission of the buffalo state percussion ensemble is to expose students and the buffalo community to sophisticated repertoire written or transcribed for percussion instruments. Berklee percussion ensemble, ogoun badagris youtube. Browse and buy sheet music by the composer christopher rouse 19492019.
Concerto for vibraphone and percussion ensemble ney rosaruo drumming steve reich drums of winter john luther adams excalibur chris brooks 44 for four anthony cirone inuksuit john luther adams ionisation edgard varese katies bossa chris crockarell kukailimoku christopher rouse marimba spiritual minoru miki. Defining the role of drumset performance in contemporary music. Dark and frenetic, this piece will add some primal energy to your percussion ensemble. Shawn galvin, pj gatch, rj heid, dennis hoffmann, and brett dietz. The yong siew toh conservatory of music percussion ensemble performs christopher rouse s composition based on the drumming of john bonham led zeppelin. Rouse was one of the most prominent examples of the renascent american symphonist, following in the tradition of. Performances will take place at music hall in cincinnati.
Composer christopher rouse, photographed in new york city in 2005. Phantasmata by christopher rouse 1949 sheet music for. Scored for a percussion ensemble of eight players, christopher rouse s bonham is an ode to rock drumming and drummers, most particularly led zeppelins legendary drummer, the late john bonzo bonham. Scored for a percussion ensemble of eight players, bonham is an ode to rock drumming and drummers, most particularly led zeppelins legendary drummer, the late john bonzo bonham. Scored for a percussion ensemble of eight players, christopher rouse s bonham is an ode to rock drumming and drummers, most particularly led zeppelins legendary drumme. These pieces will introduce the young percussionist to the world of ensemble playing. Christopher butler, the siu percussion ensemble is an extremely important chamber ensemble for the percussion activities within southern illinois university.
Among the gods of hawaiian myth, in christopher rouse s words, ku is perhaps the most fundamental and important, occupying a place similar to that of zeus in greek mythology or odin in norse legend. Because of this youth, it is important to examine significant works for the percussion ensemble which establish themselves as staples to the repertoire. Rouse has created a body of work perhaps unequalled in its emotional intensity. He was described as the stephen king of composition, since many of his works from the late 1980s and early 1990s dealt with issues of death, horror, tragedy, and mythology. Christopher rouse, the american pulitzer prizewinning composer, passed away on saturday at a hospice center in towson, maryland. Its a little bestial, and certainly aggressive enough to wake up any dozing member of your audience. Steve weiss music has one of the largest percussion literature sheet music libraries in the world. Christopher rouse is best known for his large body of concertos and symphonic works. The finale, rouse continues, is a lighthearted galop meant to end the work with a large dose of razzledazzle. Christopher rouse s ogoun badagris is a piece for five percussionists and its also the name of a voodoo god that demands human sacrifice. The work is scored for five percussionists playing a variety of instruments.
Nov 10, 2012 bonham by christopher rouse purchase day of percussion 111012 julliard precollege percussion ensemble jonathan haas director jason block paul finckel paul liu patrick orenstein louis pino. Christopher rouse graduated from oberlin conservatory and cornell university and studied composition. In hawaiian mythology, ku is perhaps the most fundamental and important of gods, occupying a place similar to that of zeus in greek mythology or odin in. In hawaiian mythology, ku is perhaps the most fundamental and important of gods.
April 1989, boston, massachusetts new england conservatory of music percussion ensemble conducted by frank epstein. He later completed graduate degrees under karel husa at cornell university in 1977. Redlands high school percussion ensemble program notes. Percussion ensemble music for all grade levels and skill levels. Christopher rouse and anhran from his flute concerto. Featuring a drum set player, this rock and roll inyourface homage to led zeppelins famous and influential drummer john bonham uses eight percussionists to blow the audience away. Remembering the fast and furious music of christopher rouse. Intended to be played without a conductor, the players will need to rely on each other and their own senses of pulse to make sure that everything stays together. Bonham, by christofer rouseperformed by the juilliard. Percussion ensemble music suny buffalo state college. Ogoun badagris by christopher rouse 1949 score and.
Western percussion ensemble world percussion ensemble. Percussion ensemble music sheet music steve weiss music. Christopher colaneri musicians perform a variety of musical styles using a wide assortment of percussion instruments, both nonpitched and pitched, including a 5. Kukailimoku, for 4 percussionists details allmusic. Unlike the composers bestknown works, which draw on the full resources of the symphony orchestra, this is a piece for percussion alone. Selected percussion programs truman state university. Authors who have completed advanced degrees are encouraged to upload their academic documents so that they may be easily accessible to others and in order to help establish a large body of comprehensive percussion research available in a single location. In hawaiian mythology, ku is perhaps the most fundamental and important of gods, occupying a place similar to that of zeus in greek mythology or odin in norse legend. Christopher rouse, a pulitzerprize winning composer has written three such.
Ogun badagris by christopher rouse from tempus fugit percussion ensemble 1999. Christopher rouse the classical composers database musicalics. More information about the performance more information about the work. Lauriers student percussion ensemble, led by conductor brennan connolly, will perform bonham by christopher rouse during the guelph symphony orchestras gso season finale concert, firebird, may 2 at 7. Most of 2001 and 2002 were taken up with the composition of his massive requiem. Bonham christopher rouse, performed by the iac percussion.197 1065 373 281 1442 1262 588 1571 1658 1260 465 1120 733 402 932 1131 520 1273 412 342 225 745 871 430 631 1261 1516 405 1314 514 858 22 488 319 468 1354 439 607