Repertoire Search

Missy Mazzoli

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Volume (two-vibraphone version) (2006)
G Schirmer Inc
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Percussion Ensemble
Year Composed
10 Minutes
Sale from Rental Library Explain this...
Programme Note
Missy Mazzoli Volume (two-vibraphone version) (2006)
Related works:
   Volume (steel drum and vibraphone version)
   Volume (two-vibraphone version)

Composer's Note:

Volume was inspired both by the inventiveness of the musicians of Trinidad and by the badass playing of percussionists James Deitz and Joshua Quillen. Drumming was banned in Trinidad in the late 19th century, since it was used as a form of communication between slaves. Enslaved musicians were forced to improvise, using whatever materials they could find to construct instruments. Prototypes of the steel pan were made of biscuit tins, paint cans and oil drums, and bottles were struck with spoons to provide a high percussive accompaniment. Volume is a raucous work and joyful work, an homage to the steel pan tradition and the spirit of innovative music making.

— Missy Mazzoli

This item is available digitally from

Close X

Newsletter Signup

Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from Music Sales Classical.
Your data is secure and you can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy

Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2019 Music Sales Classical. Part of the Music Sales Group.