Heartbeat

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Catalog numbers: 

SMC ST965CO/ HL 3775851

Price: 
$32.95
Duration (minutes): 
5
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Percussion Quartet: Suspended Cymbal, Gong/Snare Drum, Three Tom-Tom, Bass Drum
This three movement work explores a different rhythmic texture in each movement.  The first is a mid-tempo piece with 8th and 16th note syncopations.  Movement two is a kind of "perpetual motion" featuring a steady pulse of 16th notes with different figures juxtaposed over it.  Movement three combines lilting 6/8 rhythms with hemiola-like 3/4 patterns in duple meters.