Just add water
(solo percussion)

Diana McIntosh
Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:12:30
Genre: Percussion, Solo / Ensemble, No Keyboard


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Percussion
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Programme Note:
As an avid mountain hiker, and sometimes a climber, I've often found my muse in the remote, high areas of the Canadian Rockies. And I've noticed how water - a waterfall, a rushing stream, a small trickle - can enhance the whole scene. Especially when I'm alone, its sound and luminosity transports me into the magic world of the "mountain spirits". As with much of my music, Just Add Water was inspired by my love of being in these awesome mountains. The piece, for solo percussion, expresses the idea of walking along a dry stream bed (represented by mostly earthy, non-pitch percussion), when a little trickle of water appears almost imperceptibly (represented by the 'liquid' melodic quality of the vibraphone). The trickle becomes a stream, a quiet pool, turbulent white water, finally disappearing into the forest, as my trail veers away.

Premiere Information:
3/3/2009 Brandon University, Brandon MB; Ben Reimer


  • Call Number:
  • MI 7110 M152ju
  • Genre:
  • Percussion, Solo / Ensemble, No Keyboard
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 11, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (16 p.) ; 22 x 28 cm.
    16 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Percussion solo: crotales, metal wind chime, cowbells, suspended sizzle cymbals, nipple gongs, metal salad bowl, tin pots, wood blocks, clay pots, temple blocks, bamboo wind chime, vibraphone, xylophone.
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