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Birtwistle, Harrison: The Axe Manual (2000) 23'
for piano and percussion

Scoring

perc(1):marimba/vib/2bongos/2congas/3low dr/log dr/4wdbl/5tpl.bl/hi-hat/cowbell-pft

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere

22/03/2001
Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois
Emanuel Ax, piano / Evelyn Glennie, percussion /

Press Quotes

"...an exuberant, and, in its central stages, delicate essay in 'extending' piano sound by means of metal and wood percussion."
Gramophone

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