Study no. 21

for harp and percussion


Performance Instructions:

For harp and percussion.

Play each event as it crosses the attack line.

The harp percussion line denotes a large can, or comparable, hit with a drumstick.

The harpist, in addition to playing percussion and occasionally the harp, speaks each letter/number as it crosses the attack line. Each letter/number should be spoken with force and intention. Harp events should be played sweetly.

The percussionist plays 3 triangles and 7 woodblocks of various sizes. The woodblocks are to be played with an aggressive quality, the triangles less so.

Duration: Approx. 5 minutes.

Composed for Duo Harpverk.

Ryan Ross Smith, Spring 2013.

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