XIBALBA


Instrumentation:
Bassoon, 2 percussion: [1 - tam-tam (large), suspended cymbals (3), hi-hat, snare drum, tuned water glasses (B3, F4)], [2 - marimba, vibraphone, tom-toms (5)]

Duration: 12 minutes

Commissioned By:
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for their bassoonist Robert Motl

Premiere:
November 6, 1989 by Robert Mottl, bassoon and Richard O'Donnell and Thomas Stubbs, percussion, at Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis, MO

Available From:
Oxford University Press, rented by C.F. Peters

Composer's Notes:
Xibalba is a rhythm piece for bassoon and percussion named for the  ancient city, the ruins of which are in the subterranean caves of the Yucatan Peninsula.
 
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