Variations Playlist for 20th November 2011 – Music for Percussion

Written by on November 19, 2011

 Music for Percussion –Today’s show is going to be loud and unruly as my theme for this week is percussion music.  On the show you’re going to hear a selection of 20th Century music that features solo percussion, orchestral music that heavily features percussion and even concertante pieces written specifically for percussion soloists.  The range of instruments you’ll hear is also very wide featuring drums, marimbas, gongs, timpanis, xylophones, bells and more.   




Edgar Varese


Iannis Xenakis

Pleiades – 1978 – I – Melanges

Steve Reich

Clapping music

Bela Bartok

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta – 2: Adagio

James MacMillan

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel – 1. Introit

Oliver Messiaen

Eclaie Sur L’au Dela  – Les Sept Anges aux Sept Trompettes

Gareth Farr

From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs part 1: The Invocation of the Sea

Steve Reich

Music For 18 Musicians – 1. Pulses

Edgar Varese


Iannis Xenakis

Rebonds -B


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