Everything Flows
subtitle: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2019)
genre: percussion solo + orchestra
length: 3 movements, 18:30 minutes
orchestration: fl, cl, b-cl, bn; tpt, hn, tbn; pn, harp, perc;
elec gtr, elec b-gtr; strings;
pre-recorded audio tracks
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044
mail@subitomusic.com • 973-857-3440

world premiere: 16 February 2019
Abigail Langhorst, percusson soloist
Carnegie Mellon Contemporary EnsembleDaniel Nesta Curtis, conductor
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater • Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
program notes:

"Everything Flows" was initially conceived in three movements, which the composer eventualy merged into one "continuous flow" with three distinct sections, all featuring a colorful display of drums, toys, and mallet instruments. The first section opens robustly, then unfolds with moments of both high energy and sublime reflection. The middle section is accompanied at either end with two brief pre-recorded tracks of singing bowls and wind chimes. This section possesses a distinct eastern flavor, with a meditative spaciousness and gentle underlying pulse. The final section bursts forth in a seething rhythmic pace that builds to an explosive drumming cadenza, then closes out with a thrilling, fast-paced finale. —Martha Tablewight

recordings: Nancy Galbraith ~ Everything Flows
BMOP/sound • 2024 • CR xxx
source: nancygalbraith.com