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Andrew Rudin

Celebrations For Two Pianos & Percussion

2009

SK책NE HILL MUSIC


Fo r Geo rge C rumb on his 80 th birt hday and For James Free man o n his 70 t h birthday


NOTE: In January of 2009, during a residency at Yaddo, a confluence of seemingly disparate notions produced Celebrations for two pianos and percussion. Many years earlier, I had written a solo percussion work for Anthony Orlando of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and we had often talked of working again together. I vividly recalled a performance of George Crumb's Music for a Summer Evening, in which he had participated. This particular work of Crumb was commissioned to inaugurate Lang Hall at Swarthmore College, and one of the pianists in that premiere had been James Freeman, artistic director of Orchestra 200l. Celebrating Messiaen's 100th birthday in December of 2008, I heard a remarkable performance of his Visions of the Amen with Freeman and Marcantonio Barone at the two pianos. Barone had been the soloist for the premiere of my Piano Concerto in the Spring of 2008, and he has frequently been the pianist in recent works of Crumb. In as much as 2009 was to be Crumb's 80th birthday, as well as Freeman's 70th, a composition honoring both of them seemed highly appropriate. And the spirit of Bartok's iconic Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion hovered over my thinking, as indeed it must for virtualy any work utilizing this instrumentation. The two roughly equal-length movements relate to each other by contrast-- the first, rather somber; the second more jubilant. Both movements are through-composed, without apparent repetition or recapitulation. However, symmetries and parallels exist between the two. Canons begin movement one, and conclude movement two. Both begin with introductions, followed by a main section which builds to a climax, which is followed by a quiet interlude and a pause. Each then concludes with a section more spirited and rhythmically driven. Each has a short coda. Most happily those who inspired the piece, James Freeman, Marcantonio Barone, and Anthony Orlando gave the first performance on December 13, 2009. Andrew Rudin


lg. BD lg

frusta 2 glass wd blks wind-chimes

med

chimes

marimba

vibraphone PIANO I

lg

med

sus cyms

bongos sm

sm

gongs

sm

PIANO II (lid removed) tom-toms sm. BD

med

lg

med sus cym

glock

AUDIENCE


CELEBRATIONS I

Misterioso (q = 66)

      

for George Crumb

Bass Drum/soft sticks c.5-6 sec.

Percussion

pp

     

Misterioso (q = 66)

     

pp

   Perc.   

 

17

 

  

Pno. II

     

Piano II

  

     

Piano I

Pno. I

 

 

 

mp



mp

 

 



 pp



 



  

 





   







  

 

 

    

   

     

      

       

  

 

 

 



  

  



  

  

  

  

   



 

 

  

p

 

 



   



mp

  

Copyright © 2009

 

   

      mp

 

 

 

 

 



 

   









 pp



 

  





 

  

 

 





mp

   

        



 

    

     



 

 

  







 

Andrew Rudin



mp

pp



        

p

 

p

      

pp

   

 

 pp

      

  mp

 

 

  

      

  

 

         


A

3

Immense; primordial

  Perc.    

[soft sticks] med. gong

30

Pno. I

Pno. II

p

 

 

sm. gong

A Immense; primordial       p

  3 

  

  lg. sus. cym Perc.     38

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

 

    

   

p

 

 

  

 



med. sus. cym.

     

sm. gong

 mf

       

3

          

mf

 

lg. gong

  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

sm. gong

lg. sus. cym

  

mp

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

mp

 

  med. sus. cym.

          

mp 3

 

 

 

  

 

sm. sus. cym.

f

       

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

lg. sus. cym.

   



f

 

 

mf

med. gong

 

 

    

    


4

 Perc.

B

45

Perc.

Sus. Cyms. med.



sm.

 

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

ff

 3       

lg.

      

       ff

ff      fff

        

     

fff

ff

      ff

     

     

ff

     

 



 

    

C Tubular Chimes      mf              ff f               C                    f                

  

3

   

lg.

     

 

sm.

     

Gongs med.

f

    

49    l.v.   Perc.                                               Pno. I                                                                Pno. II                         

f

   B  

    

  

     

ff

glass wind chimes

     

 

 

  

   

 

                                         

 

 

 

   

6

   

 

      

 

fff

      

fff

f

     

  

   

wind chimes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

     


D

poco accel.

  Perc.              59

Pno. I

Pno. II

 Perc.

Pno. I

Pno. II

            

       

  

       

   

 

   

6

 

6

6

           6





6

         

      

    

  

poco accel.

      

65

                



  

  

6



Poco piu mosso ( q = c.72 )

              

Marimba

6

 



6

 

3



 

 6

 

       6



6

   

6

3

 

  

3

3

  

   



 

3



lg. sus. cym.



 

3

3



3

Poco piu mosso ( q = c.72 )

D 



    



 

  

6



 

  



                 6 6      



6

6





 

  

6

3

p

ff

 

p

      ff

3

 

            

3 ff 3

p

     

 

  

        6



6

    

     

            3

6

  



6

  

 

3

 



  

Marimba

Chime

5

6



 

6

3

3

 

  

  

3

    


6

    Perc.    69

Pno. I

Pno. II

6 6



Pno. II

   

 

 

73

   

       

6

6







   

 

  

6

  

6

   





 

 

6



  

 

6

 



6

   

   

   

 

6



6





6     

    

6

 

  

6

  Perc.   

Pno. I



6

6

E                  6

6

6

6

                  

  6

   

    E                  

  6

6

  

  

   

 

  



  

6

6

  

6

            3 3

   

        

6

  

  

6

    

   

    F    

  

6

          

                              F                       

  

6

6

6

   



                             

 

 

  

 

med. sus. cym

   f                     

    



  



       


79

Perc.

Pno. I

Pno. II



 

 Perc. Perc.

86



 

 



  3



  

   f     



 

     3

    

 

   

 

 



pp

   

 

   ff    

 mp

 

 

  

  

   

p

3

 

   

 

pp

    

     

 

ff

  

3

     

  

 



    pp

    

 

 

ppp

 

   

 

  

( q = c.112 )

marimba

pp

G



        3  mp  3           3

   

 

poco rit.

G

mf

( q = c.88 )

      

  

 

 

pp

 

7

poco rit.

b.d./soft sticks

Subito poco piu mosso

    

3

p

 

   

poco rit.

   ff

 

   

   

       

    

mp

 

 

  

( q = c.58 )

Vibraphone (motor on)

 



( q = c.88 )

     

 

( q = c.58 )

lg. sus. cym.



Pno. II

3                    ff        

 

Pno. I

                      3       3          

Subito poco piu mosso

poco rit.

 

pp

 

          p

( q = c.112 )

ppp


8

        Perc.    

95

Pno. I

Pno. II

mp

pp

mp

p

H                   pp mp p

pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

                       

H  

 

 

105

Pno. II

pp

           

     Perc.        

Pno. I

                      

 

p

mf

 

 

                    

   

p

 

   

 

  

  

p f

mp

p

f

  

mf

pp

                        pp

                     



3

     

pp

  

     

       

      

3

mp

                

               

p

   



     mp

            

   

     pp

  

        

 



   

 

     pp

             


9

  Perc.       113

Pno. I

 

p

mf

p

   

mf

mf

         

120

Pno. II

 

  

p

I          p

         f                   



f



 

p

  



 

mp

 

 

p

 



mf

 

  

   

 

 

 

 

           

                              

 

      

         Perc.              Pno. I                     

 

I

f

   

     

Pno. II

  

 

   

            

                      

                 

     

            

  

                   

     

       f                     

              mf

      

mp

      

p

  

         


10

        Perc.   126

Pno. I

   

     

       131

Perc.

1st time only

f

     

Pno. I

Pno. II

     

 

 

 

 

     

      mp

 

5 tom-toms

    

mf

       

p

 

 

  

1    

                     

    

p

                         f                              

Pno. II

  

 

J        



 



p

  

 

  

f





 

f



  ff

   J 



 

    

     



   

 

 

 

                f                               

        1                            ff



    p         

  

   

 



 

     



             

        

      

   

f

mp

        


11

  Perc.    136

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

140

 

Pno. II

mf

p

mf

  



  

p

                    mf                                                 4                   mp

  Perc.   

Pno. I



    

mf

       mf mp     

p

 



 

 



      

      

mp

  

  

  

p

     

    

          

p f                         mp

 

              

   

3 4

p

f

mf

        mf

mp

                ff

f

f

 

      

mp

                 

K       p

ff

          

    ff  

 

mf

p

        

    

      

ff

   

    

ff

  

   





   

   

     

  5           

fff

                                   fff             

    

           mf       

         



 

mp

       

f

    

f

 

mp

                 

   

 

K                            

       p

   

  

  

  

  


c.80 ) L ( q =Vibraphone (motor off) arco 146 3 3             Perc.             fff p               

12

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

  

 

L   

 

( q = c.80 )

  

( q = c. 68 ) Vibraphone (slow vib.) 154

Perc.

Pno. I

  

p

   

      f 

6



    

    

 

   

   

 

   

    f   

6

 

    

 

pp

 

( q = c. 68 )

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

     p

mp

  



  

(q = c.54) (motor off)

ppp

   

 



     p

  3

 



3

pp

       

M

    

  

3

         

Pno. II

   

pp

p

 

   

3

 

p

      

M (q = c.54)       

 

        

mp

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

  

 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 p

 

3

  

    




13

   

(motor on)

166

Perc.

Pno. I



 

 

Pno. II



 

   







   

3

                        

   

 



 



 

 

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

pp

 

 

  

 

  pp      

[9:30]


II

14

 Percussion  

Piano II

  middle 

Pno. I

  middle 

Pno. II

 

f

  

        

                mf

l.h.

f

                         

f

 

 

 

  

 

 

 f



            mf

 

 

      

 

 

   

  



 

(hold until measure 25)

sempre

        f        

sempre (hold until measure 25) depress silently Vivace; di buon passo q = 69 all black & white keys

8

Perc.

   

2 Wood Blocks

 

Andrew Rudin

Vivace; di buon passo q = 69

depress silently all black & white keys

Piano I

for James Freeman

   

mp

     

  

 

     

 

mf



        

   

   p





 

  

3

 

l.h.

   

   

mf

   

mf

        

    

f

mp

 

    

l.h.  mf

   

    

     

 3

 3

      


15

 Perc.   13

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

 

 

     

     

   

      

        

     

 



        



   

 

  Perc.   

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

9

A   

  

f

 



  

  

   

         

3

 

    

        

 

           

       

 

  

        f                           f ff              

  

    3

ppp

      

   

  

  

     

  

3

 

3

     

  



  

3

6



  

        

 

      

     

  

6

     

          ff   

         

 

9

(wd. blks.)

med. gong/ soft sticks

f

 

A

18

 

3

3

 

 

 



 

    

    

 

    


16

  Perc.    

Pno. I

(pp)

  

 

9

Pno. II

5

9

   

   

3

frusta

fff

      

          

3 3

3 3

       (release)      

    

3 3

3 3

3 3

               

fff



3

3

                3 3

 p

  

9

9

               



(release)

   

       

pp

     

     

   

    

3   

     

  

B

         middle  

p

     

                 p

pp

  

     

l.h. fff

             

 

9

middle

  

    mf

  

      

               

Pno. II

              

24



  

 Perc.  

Pno. I

B

 

21

      

             

ff

l.h.



fff

  

p

  

   

    


C

(q = 90)

33

Pno. I

C

(q = 90)

  

Pno. II

pp

6

 

     

6

36

  

 

     

6

3

    

     

6

6

6

     

6

     

6

 

     

6



3

6

   

6

6

     



6

  

   

6

 

     

6

 

6

 

  

6

6

     

6

  

     

6

6

   6

     

Pno. II

pp

Pno. I

 

   

17

l.h.

l.h.

  



6

6

6

   6

     

6

     

6

   

  

  

   

6

     

6

     

6


18

39

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

6

6

 

6

6

Pno. II

6

6

 

 

6

6



6



    

6

6

 





6

6

6

   l.h.

 

6

6

 





6

  6



 6

6



 6





6

  6



 

  

6



3



 



6

 6

 

3



  

  



6

6



 



 

6

D

6

Vibraphone (motor off) arco



6

  





pp

  

l.h.

 

   

 

  

D

Pno. I



l.h.

42

Perc.

  

 

  

p



6





6

  



6



6

  mp


19

  Perc.  

45

mf

Pno. I

Pno. II

 





6





6





Pno. II



6





6



   







  





6





p

p



6



   



6

6







   



6



6



 

 

6



  



6



6



 

p



6



legatissimo



  

6

6

arco



6







p

(w/yarn mallet)

 





6

  Perc.   p



6

 

48

Pno. I



6

 

p



6

 





6





6



6


20

 Perc.   

51

p

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

 6

6



         

 

54

Pno. I

Pno. II



 



6 

   

   

   

 

   6

 

 6

6  



6 

   



6 

 

 6

 

 6

 

   

  6



  6

      

 6

 

 6

 



 

 



 

6

  

 





6



 



6

 

  

6

  6

   







6

 

 



 

  

 

  

p

 

 



p

    

  p

 

 

6   

pp

 

p

 Perc.   

 





 

 



 

6



 



6



   

 



6


 Perc.   

57

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

  6

  

 Perc.   

 

 

   

 6

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

6

mp

   



 

  6

 

 

6

   





6



  mf

6

 



6



 

  

 

 6

  6

 

6

6

 



6

 

 6

  

 

  6

 



6

 





6

 6

 pp

 

6

 



 

  

  



  6

  



6

 

 



6



 

 

 

 6       

 

 

60

6



arco

 

21

(w/yarn mallet)

 

 

 

6

 

 


22

E 

63

Pno. I

 

  6

 

6

 



6

 

 Glock.   

Glockenspiel

66

Pno. II

 

   



6

6

    3

 

 

 

   

6



   

6

  

 6

6

  

6

6



 



mf

  

6

   



 

 

 6

mp

p

   

ff

   f

  



6

  6

     

p

 

Pno. I

6

  



E

 

Pno. II

 



pp





 



    

6

6

  

 6

6

  



     

6

 

3

 

  



mp

 

6

6

 





6

6



 



    

6

 

   

3

   

 

 

    

 

 

  

6

6



6

   

 


23

 Glock.   

3

69



f

mf

  

Pno. I

Pno. II

f

 



   

ff

6

  

 Glock.  

   

6

 

 

Pno. II

  

  

3

 

 6

6

   

 

       

 

6

l.h.

6

f

 



 

6

     

 

ff

 

 F

 pp

 

 6

 



6

f

6

 

mp

6

 



6

  

p



 6

 

 

6

mf

6

  6



 



6

6



6

 



6



 

6

mp

 



6

l.h.

6

   

F  

     

6



3

3

 

 



 

  3

6

  



3

6

 

p

   

6

6

Marimba



6





ff

 







 

  

 

72

Pno. I

 

 

 



6




24 3      

75

Pno. I

Pno. II

 f

 

 5 tom-toms    p

Pno. I

ff

 6

6

6



mp

 

 

  

   

6

   

 

6

       6

 6

 

mp





6

   

6

 

6

  

5

 

 

   

    

6

6

mp



 

 6   



6



   

mf 3

6

  

    

 

    



6



   

6

6

 

6

  ff

l.h.

 

 

 3

6

mf



   

 

 

l.h.

 

6

6

mf

6



  

mp

 

f



   

Pno. II



  

78

 

 

6

6



6

   

3

6

6

6

  p





      

 

    

 

6

   

6

 


25

 Perc.    80

Pno. I



f



Pno. II

 6

    Perc.   82

Pno. I

Pno. II

6



   

   r.h.

      

 

6



 

     6

    3

mp

  

 

  

6

 

6

3

  

 

6

6



   

    

 

6

6

 

6

6

   

 

6

  

  



G

6



  



6

6

        senza       

 

    

  

      

6

  

  

Vibraphone

6

6

  

f

 

6

     

  

6

    

6

3

        

G

      

mf

   

6

 

   

ff

     

  

6



    3

     6

          

       



6

 

    

6

6

6

 

ff

 

  

6

    6



6

 

6

 

        

    3

f

      

  

f

3

6

 

   

3

3

f

        



       

     


26

     85

Vib.

Pno. I

  

  

                   

         



6

6

      

                     

Pno. II

                 88      Vib.                  (fff) Pno. I         

Pno. II

 

      

   



   

                  p

   

6

 

     

6

 

 

ff

3

3

3

 H           

( = 58 )

3

fff

fff

 

 

  

   

  

  

       

 

                 

3

  p



 

  

H ( = 58 )      

fff

mp

                              

  

 

  

3

6





6

  6

  

3                                 3                                 

6

6

  

tom-toms

              

   

      

  

  

6

    



                                

    

     

       

    

 

  

3

 p

3

    3

   

 

 

3

 

pp

 

 


27

 97

Perc.



Pno. I

 

Pno. II

 Perc.

   

    

106

   

pp



Pno. I

Pno. II

pp

mp

  

        p

pp

I

  b.d                           mp

pp

mf

mp

 

   

b.d. toms                               p

p

toms

pp

pp

mp

med. sus. cym. p

( q = c.112 )

    

    

( q = c.112 )

tom-toms   pp

sm. sus. cym p

b.d.                  p

I

mp

p

  

mp

b.d.

  

p

   

   

 

p

 

b.d.

        

p

 

mp

  

mf

 

 

     


28

 Perc. 

115



Pno. I

    

mf

 

Pno. II

     

    

Pno. II

mp

  

 

 

mp

J   

    

          p

med. sus. cym.

   



       

    



   

  



3

     

              p

   

   

  

p

p sm. sus. cym.

pp

p

f

                  

 mp

  

       

            

         

           

pp

  

 

 

   

mp

pp

mp

p

p

 

  

mp

mf

    

   

122

Pno. I

   

 Perc.

J

    

  

 

      3

 

b.d.           pp

      

   

  

3

  

 

b.d.



 

mf

   

          f         mp 


29



128

Perc.

Pno. I

Pno. II



     

mp

mf

 

mf

b.d.

    

         

  

f

 

 

   

K

      

 

 

   

p

  

   

       

 

  

mf

L

 

    

     

 

f

    b.d.         

sm, sus. cym.

    

 

mp

         

     

    

                     

       

mf

  

med. sus. cym. mp

    

     

mp

p



                 

K

mp

      



mf

      

Pno. II

      

p

 

Pno. I

134

Perc.

sm. sus. cym. p

 

mp

 

L 

mf



          mf                mf

                       mf









 

    

 


30

 Perc. 

139

 

Pno. I

Pno. II

  

mf

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

     

    





f

 

  

  mp

 

  f

 

 

 

 

                       f

 

 

    

mp



          f                               

   

M marimba

 

mp

   

mp

  

    

       

                       



 

Pno. II

sm. sus. cym.

                                                      

143

Pno. I

  

b.d.

med. sus. cym.

 

 

  

 

f

M

  

 

 

 

f

   

 

   

  f

 

 

 

 

      

    

 

  

   



 

 

 


31

           147

Pno. I

Pno. II

 



 

 

 

 

  

 

    

 



  

  

  



 

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

        

  

   

  





 

    

   

 

   

   

  



 

 

 



    

 

   

   

 

151                                                                       

Pno. I

Pno. II

 

 

   

    

  

  

 

         

    

    

     

  

 

   

   

   

    

   

     

   

   

   

    

    

     

   

    

     

      


32

                                    

N  

155

Pno. I

Pno. II

mp

      

  ���    

ff

  

   159

 

Pno. I

Pno. II

  

 

ff

f

   

  

  

      

ff

 

 

   

       

ff

 

    



      

 

    

    

     

        



f



      

  

  

f

 



 

    

  

   

  

     

           

 

 

                  

                                        

 

                     f

         

     

   

          

 

N  

    

                    

           

   

          f

  

    



        




  163

Pno. I

Pno. II



  

Pno. II

                       

O  

 

         

       f

                P   

 

 

  

f

 

     

           

   

 

        

          

  

             





   

 

p

                   

                             

 

 

                 f

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

                                                                           O                                                                f                        ringing   f  

167 P   Perc.   

Pno. I



 

p

      


34

  Perc.   

  

171

Pno. I

Pno. II

       

  

 

 

 

 

   f

 

 

 

Glockenspiel

 

 

 

 

  

Pno. II

 

 

174

Pno. I

 

 

f

   

 

    

     

 

  

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

   

 

mf

  

   

   

 

    

 

   

 

p

 

   

l.v.

 ff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subito p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ff

poco accel.

 

 

  ff

 

 

 

   

bass drum

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

 

 

poco accel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

ff secco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fff

 

fff

 

  [c. 8:00]


Andrew Rudin: Celebrations for two pianos and percussion