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Three Psalms for Percussion Ensemble

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John Psathas: Three Psalms for Percussion Ensemble (Percussion Ensemble)

Percussion Ensemble

A facsimile copy of the composer's manuscript of this work is available for purchase as a study score for reference and study. This material is a copy of the original composer's manuscript and is not edited or formatted for publication. This service is only available to individuals and may not be resold. (Retailers, trade customers, institutions and libraries with requests for this work, please advise your customers and patrons to contact us directly for availability: The provision of this service, and/or circulation of copies of the manuscript, does not constitute the copy as a publication or published edition under the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

This Facsimile Edition is a copy of the full score book.

About the work

The first movement of Psathas' Three Psalms, Aria, features a simple kind of melodic motion that “tells the story” of the concerto, with a tendency for the melody to fall by step. The second movement, Inferno, was inspired by the haunting and deeply disturbing images in in James Nachtwey’s photographic elegy of the same name. Musically, energy is constantly atrophying in this movement, yielding to despair. It requires the positive energy of the entire final movement, Sergei: Book 3, Chapter 1, to pull one out of the pit, as it becomes a celebration of one of the most ebullient passages in piano concerto literature; the initial allegro passage in the first movement of Prokofiev’s third concerto.

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John Psathas
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