Matthew Whiteside


Repercussive is based on an expanding and contracting rhythmic gesture built into the melodic material and the structure, with climaxes throughout the piece coming with increased frequency, and texture, through slowly building accelerandi from a standstill and small gestures interjecting.

Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (with conductor)
Tag orchestra
Duration 10 minutes
Instrumentation Flute [2 players]; Flute (+ piccolo) [1 player]; Clarinet [2 players]; Clarinet (+ bass clarinet) [1 player]; Bassoon [2 players]; Bassoon (+ contrabassoon) [1 player]; Horn [4 players]; Trumpet [3 players]; Trombone [2 players]; Tuba [1 player]; Timpani [1 player]; Percussion [3 players] (Bass drum, Bongos, Crotales, Cymbals, Marimba, Ratchet, Snare drum, Tam-Tam, Tubular Bells, Tuned Gongs, Vibraphone, Whip); Harp [1 player]; Violin 1 (section) [1 player]; Violin 2 (section) [1 player]; Viola [1 player]; Cello [1 player]; Double bass [1 player]

Performances of this work

Date Venue Performer Link
09/05/2019 (*premiére) National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, IE

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