Percussion instruments

WorkInstrumentationWork Duration
Liena
  • Solo Harp
2min 30sec
Encore de Lírico
  • Duo: Piano & Double Bass
  • Duo: Marimba & Double Bass
  • Solo Piano
3min 30sec
Katrimba
  • Trio: Violin, Cello, Marimba
  • Trio: Violin, Cello, Piano
3min

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Liena

Commissioned by Australian harpist Liena Lacey, this contemporary classical piece has flavours of Jazz, Latin, and Piazzola, making this a truly unique and beautiful piece for pedal harp. A piano arrangement of this piece is also available.

Instrumentation: Solo Harp - Inspired by Piazolla and jazz for solo Pedal Harp
Duration: 2min 30sec
Year: 2009
Commissioned by: Liena Lacy
Filed under: Instrumental: Solo & Duo; Percussion instruments

Encore de Lírico

Originally conceived as a solo guitar work for John Couch titled De La Luz - In the Light as part of a set with a sister piece titled Sin Luz - Without Light.

With a feeling of quiet affirmation, the piece delicately unfolds with hints of jazz and folk sensibilities. Given the beauty and popularity of this piece, the composer has since re-arranged it for other instruments and re-named these versions as Encore de Lirico to distinguish them from the original solo guitar version.

Instrumentation: Duo: Piano & Double Bass
Duration: 3min 30sec
Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Year: 2014
Filed under: Instrumental: Solo & Duo; String instruments
Instrumentation: Duo: Marimba & Double Bass
Duration: 3min 30sec
Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: (revised scoring for marimba and double bass) Piers Lane for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2017.
Filed under: Instrumental: Solo & Duo; Percussion instruments
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
Style: Lyrical
Duration: 3min 30sec
Difficulty: Grade 4-5
Year: 2018
Filed under: Piano: Solo & Duets; HSC & Education

Katrimba

Katrimba was commissioned by Canberra-based percussionist Katrina Leske to feature her wonderful Honduras rosewood Marimba. The piece nods towards the composer's jazz roots with an ostinato that superimposes groups of 2 and 4 notes over the pulse of 3.
A version for piano trio is also available.

Instrumentation: Trio: Violin, Cello, Marimba
Duration: 3min
Difficulty: Advanced
Year: 2009
Commissioned by: Katrina Leske
Filed under: Chamber: Trio to Large Ensemble; Percussion instruments
Instrumentation: Trio: Violin, Cello, Piano
Duration: 3min
Year: 2015
Filed under: Chamber: Trio to Large Ensemble