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by Eric Rodis

Medium/Advanced Concert Percussion

8 Players

Instrumentation: • Glockenspiel • Xylophone • Chimes • Vibraphone • 2 marimbas—(1) low A*, (1) low F • 5 timpani • Drums (bass drum, low tom, field drum, snare drum, bongos) • Cymbals (2 suspended cymbals, crash cymbals, sizzle cymbal, hi-hat, china cymbal, ride cymbal) • Accessories (triangle, woodblock, temple blocks, brake drum) • Tam tam *This marimba part is optional.

Colossus features a timpani soloist with accompaniment from seven percussionists, most of whom play multipercussion setups. The piece features strong themes throughout, with all voices painting a very well-orchestrated picture. The timpanist is featured both in a melodic role as well as in a more primal, rhythmic role. Precise markings help spell out every nuance, and the form is well-paced. The concerto features a dramatic cadenza just before the main material recapitulates into an explosive conclusion. Eric Rodis won 3rd prize in the Percussive Arts Society composition contest in 2002 with Colossus which makes a great showpiece to feature the timpanist in an accessible way.

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