University Percussion Ensemble ... November 10, 1996
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"The UPE is performing Clapping Music this afternoon to celebrate the birthday of its composer. Steve Reich, a minimalist composer, turned sixty this year and we have sixty hands involved in this performance. Clapping Music is based on a simple rhythm one bar long that displaces itself between the two groups of performers. One group of clappers maintains the rhythm unchanged throughout the entire work. The other group begins to change the rhythm by subtracting an eighth note at the beginning ofthe pattern and adding it to the end. This piece is designed for two clappers, but, as we are doing today, can be expanded to encompass any number of clappers. The UPE would like to thank the extended members of the percussion community at MU for helping us pay tribute to Steve Reich."--Program Notes.
Table of Contents
Clapping Music -- Caprice Diabolique -- Prelude and Dance -- Intermission -- Valse Brillante -- Ogoun Badagris -- Cadences and Cheers