Benedict Mason (1954)

Nodding Trilliums and Curve Lined Angles (1990)

pour quatre percussionnistes solistes et ensemble

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1990
    • Duration : 20 mn
    • Editor : Chester Music, Londres
    • Commission: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group avec des fonds du West Midlands Arts
Detailed formation
  • soliste : 4 percussionnistes
  • 1 flûte (aussi 1 flûte piccolo), 1 hautbois, 1 clarinette, 1 basson, 2 cors, 1 trompette, 1 trombone, 1 piano (aussi 1 clavier électronique/MIDI/synthétiseur [DX7] ), 1 violon, 1 violon II, 1 alto, 1 violoncelle, 1 contrebasse

Creation information

  • Date : 19 October 1990
    Location :

    Grande-Bretagne, Birmingham, Adrian Boult Hall


    Performers :

    le Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, direction : Elgar Howarth.

Table of contents

  1. Xylophones. A fats toccata movement.
  2. Rattles. A slower movement. Players sometimes play faster or slower than the conducted tempo.
  3. Drums. More abrasive and unstable- tempo always speeding up, slowing down or abruptly changing.
  4. Toys. Whistles, ocarinas and spinning tops
  5. Claves. Percussion players set 4 different pulses, sometimes speeding up or slowing down. A fifth pulse is added by the conductor.
  6. Vibraphone. A gentle final featuring the natural ‘out of tune’ notes of the horns echoed in the synthesizer and the strings.