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TOWER, SANDLER,HIGDON,RODRIGUEZ,SCHULLER: American Music for Percussion Vol. 1
Much more interesting than Vol 2 (which we can also get, if you want) this collection features two quite unusual pieces that go beyond the usual clichés of much percussion music - which simply manipulate rhythm or texture – to construct instead imaginative musical architectures: especially successful are Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s El dia de los Muertos and Gunther Schuller’s impressively epic Grand Concerto for Percussion and Keyboards. Joan Tower’s DNA is also pretty good, if predictable.