Percussion Sonata No. 2
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Percussion Sonata No. 2 “Woodstock” (NEXUS 10713):  Peter Schickele’s second percussion sonata features a variety of percussion instruments, particularly those played with mallets. The Nexus percussion ensemble ( performs this work on the album Drumtalker.   The CD also includes works for percussion ensemble by Russell Hartenberger and Bob Becker.



bulletBob Becker, solo xylophone, xylophone, triangle, wind chimes
bulletBill Cahn, marimba, bongos, finger cymbals, suspended cymbals, triangle, wind chimes
bulletRobin Engelman, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, glockenspiel, crotales, claves, sizzle cymbal, wind chimes
bulletRussell Hartenberger, solo marimba, marimba, vibraphone, finger cymbals
bulletGarry Kvistad, marimba, crotales, wind chimes


Track Listing

The Invisible Proverb (Russell Hartenberger)

[1]  Okarche

[2]  Drumtalker

[3]  Darkwater

[4]  Sky Ghost

Percussion Sonata No. 2 “Woodstock” (Peter Schickele)

[5]  I.  Variations

[6]  II.  Pastorale;  Toccata

Four Medleys (arr. Bob Becker)

[7]  Bye Bye

[8]  States

[9]  Girlfriends

[10]  Whispering


Audio Samples

Listen to short excerpts from Percussion Sonata No. 2 “Woodstock”:

Percussion Sonata No. 2 “Woodstock”

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

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