Island Echoes
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2000)
genre: percussion trio
length: 1 movement, 9:00 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
world premiere: 11 February 2000
Jenn Anderson, percussion
Lindsay Anderson, percussion
Stephanie Leaman, percussion
Marantha Auditoriom, Northwestern College
St. Paul, Minnesota
program notes: "Island Echoes" is an exotic and rhythmically driving trio for percussion presented in the composerís characteristic postminimalist style. The work is centered around three mallet instruments—marimba, vibraphone, xylophone—accompanied by an array of drums and devices, including tom-toms, bongos, Conga drums, log drums, maracas, crotales, cowbells, claves, ratchets, wood blocks, and timbales.
  "Island Echoes" received its world premiere in 2000 at Northwestern College in St. Paul. The trio was later augmented with additional instruments, including tuned gongs, and synthesizer. The new version was premiered in 2004 at the 7th Festival of Women Composers International in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
press bytes: Island Echoes is scored for percussion only, and features the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Percussion Trio. It is an imaginative, inviting piece that features mallet instruments, so that melody and harmony are not overlooked, although, of course, rhythmic factors predominate. — Fanfare Magazine
recordings: Nancy Galbraith ~ Other Sun
Centaur Records • 2011 • CR 3106