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Critical Mass

Critical Mass

Item no.: 19590

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Moore, Matt

Medium/Advanced Concert Percussion

12 Players

In nuclear physics, the term “critical mass” refers to the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction. Critical Mass for 12 player percussion ensemble portrays this idea as it gains, and at times loses its ability to sustain itself over the course of the piece. Just as critical mass and a stable momentum seem to have been finally achieved in the final portion of the piece, the ensemble struggles to remain in control and finds catastrophe imminent...

Instrumentation: Crotales & Bells Chimes & Xylophone Vibraphone 1 Vibraphone 2 Marimba 1 (4.3-octave) Marimba 2 (4.3-octave) Marimba 3 (4.5-octave, opt. 5-octave) & Suspended Cymbal Marimba 4 (5-octave) & China Cymbal Timpani Percussion 1 Medium Suspended Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, Snare Drum, 4 Concert Toms Percussion 2 Triangle, Wind Chimes, 2 Suspended Cymbals (high & low), Tam-Tam (higher pitch) Percussion 3 Brake Drum, Sound Plate, Tam-Tam (lower pitch), Kick Bass Drum (laid flat), Concert Bass Drum

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