Toccata, for mallet quintet
About this work:
Commissioned by the Conservatory Percussion Ensemble at Brooklyn College (CUNY), TOCCATA (1986) was influenced by the composer's work at the time with MIDI synthesizers and digital delay units. Toccata is dedicated to Morris "Arnie" Lang who conducted the premiere at Levinson Theater on May 18, 1986.
The original version was scored for sextet and a larger number of instruments including 8 mallet instruments, timpani, tubular bells and drum set. This revised version (2010) is for a percussion quintet of mallet instruments. Minimum Requirement: one vibraphone; two 5-octave marimbas; and two glockenspiels. Published by Kirkside Music (ASCAP).
Year composed: 1986
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Percussion Ensembles
Instrumentation: 3 Marimba, 1 Xylophone, 1 Vibraphone, 2 Other Percussion Instrument(s)
Instrumentation notes: This revised version (2010) is for a percussion quintet of mallet instruments. Minimum Requirement: one vibraphone; two 5-octave marimbas; and two glockenspiels. Can also be played on 1-vibraphone, 1-xylophone, 1-4 octave marimba, 1-4.3 octave marimba, 1 bass marimba. 2 glockenspiel.