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GIANTESS ELLA for two marimbas and two vibraphones with crotales

CARL SCHIMMEL PERFORMANCE NOTES o In measures 1 – 17, the ensemble should follow Vibraphone 1 as indicated spatially on the page; barlines indicate that events in other instruments should be simultaneous with events in the Vibraphone 1 part, while arrows indicate simultaneous events among other parts. During this initial section, accidentals apply only to those notes which immediately follow. Conventional notation resumes at measure 18. o Figures in brackets should be repeated over and over for the duration of the squiggly line that follows. o Notes from parenthesized sets (e.g., measure 7) should be played at random, at least one per second, for the duration of the squiggly line that follows. o Eighth note figurations marked with a slashed beam should be played as fast as possible.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM NOTES Giantess Ella was written for the Battery Four Percussion Quartet in 2001. In the work, small groups of notes are organized in such a way that they partition (“tessellate”) the chromatic scale. The three main themes, built from “all-interval” tetrachords, traverse this chromatic space over the course of twelve sections which likewise create a tessellated pattern. Giantess Ella is approximately ten minutes in duration.

NOT-SO-TECHNICAL PROGRAM NOTES Giantess Ella was written for the Battery Four Percussion Quartet in 2001. Like clouds and crystals, the episodes of this work are collections of patterns and colors. It is also a sprawling tale of three characters, one of which might be a giantess. Giantess Ella is approximately ten minutes in duration.

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