The Colossus of Rhodes
About this work:
Drawn from the suite "The Seven Wonders of the World," for The Bronze Collection, an assemblage of gongs & cymbals, this movement is a tour de force, played mostly upon an 18' chau gong, and ending with a great crash upon all the cymbals and gongs in a depiction of the destruction of The Colossus of Rhodes in an earthquake.
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Solo instrument, non-keyboard:Timpani
Instrumentation: 1 Timpani
Instrumentation notes: Multiple gongs, cymbals, [custom composed for The Bronze Collection]