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a spunky twenty-eight
Date Completed:December 15, 1998
Duration:2 minutes
Instrumentation:percussion: snare drum and three toms
First Performance:Jeffrey Gram gave the first performance on December 7, 1999 on a concert of the Music on the Edge Ensemble at the University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Program Notes:a spunky twenty-eight was written for Jeffrey Gram in celebration of his twenty-eighth birthday. Scored for three toms and a snare drum (for easy portability), it employs a complex numerical scheme calculated to express the sheer joy of being alive.
Sound Excerpt:
PDF Score Excerpt: a_spunky_28.pdf (89 kb)