Three Mysteries of Nagasaki

For Violin and Percussion

Daniel Dorff

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Performing Ensemble: Mixed Duet
Instrumentation: Violin, Percussion (crotales (2 octaves)), glockenspiel, vibraphone, 1 tubular bell, 3 triangles, anvil (ossia cowbell or brake drum tuned to G), 2 suspended cymbals, 2 unpitched gongs, tam-tam, large bass drum (at least 30)
Item Number: 114-41079
Number of Pages: 32
Duration: 13:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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Three Mysteries of Nagasaki was inspired by the eerie darkness and ambiguous bells of the oldest Western church in Japan. Dorff's program note describes impressions of his visit to Nagasaki while withholding any explanation of the three movements. The 13-minute work is a duo for violin and one percussionist, with an array of pitched and unpitched ringing metallic instruments plus bass drum.

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