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Donnacha Dennehy

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Surface Tension (2015)
G Schirmer Inc
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Sub Category
Percussion Ensemble
Year Composed
25 Minutes
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Works for drums can be rich in rhythm and timbre, but are often harmonically less interesting because of the pitch limitations of the instrument. But a new piece by the Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, given its New York premiere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Third Coast Percussion on Wednesday, proved an exception.

Inspired by the museum’s historic collection of percussion instruments and by the techniques used to play the bodhran, a traditional Irish frame drum, Mr. Dennehy’s Surface Tension incorporated an unusually wide spectrum of pitches.
Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times,11/02/2016
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