Xerosis for percussion trio
Publisher: C. Alan Publications (2018)
Composed: 2017
Duration: 3′
Difficulty: Medium
Instrumentation (3 players): cabasa, guiro, tambourine
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Xerosis is the medical term for abnormally dry skin. In this work, three friction percussion instruments are explored, with all sounds generated from a rubbing or scratching stroke. As a small, chamber work for handheld percussion, this is an excellent change of pace piece for percussion ensembles. Appropriate for run-out concerts, tour performances, or for a “front of curtain” selection to open your percussion ensemble concert, this creative exploration of friction sound possibilities is entertaining and engaging for audiences and performers alike.