chain maille
for percussion quartet

Monica Pearce
Composer
Monica Pearce
Composition Date: 2015
Duration: 00:08:12
Genre: Percussion, Solo / Ensemble, No Keyboard

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Vibraphone
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Percussion
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Programme Note:
Chain maille (otherwise known as mail) is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a protective mesh. With an exclusively metal timbral palette, this percussion quartet explores the concept of chain maille from several entry points – using the mesh pattern as fodder for musical material, examining associations of its medieval history, and most directly, using a chain maille hood as a percussion instrument. chain maille also investigates the idea of armour – the heavy armour we carry to protect against harm, both physical and emotional. chain maille is the first in a set of a multiple-work piece based on the history and associations of various textiles/patterns. In each of these works, the textile or pattern is used both as inspiration (history, tone, physical characteristics) and as a physically present element, either visually or sonically.

Premiere Information:
29 October 2015, Sam Houston University, Huntsville, USA
Sam Houston Percussion Ensemble, directed by John Lane

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 7110 P357cha
  • Genre:
  • Percussion, Solo / Ensemble, No Keyboard
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 12, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    24 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 27
    4 Parts
    27 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Percussion List:
    Three metal bowls: small, medium, large
    Crotales
    Almglocken
    Suspended Cymbal
    Glockenspiels
    Thunder tube
    Tam-Tam (medium)
    Prepared vibraphone
    Miscellaneous: copper bits, washers, screws, chain maille garment, tambourine zill,
    binder clips, clamps.

    Commissioned by: Sam Houston Percussion Ensemble
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