White Water...On the Housatonic is a NEW work for percussion
ensemble (sextet) by Tom Gauger. The Housatonic River in Connecticut is
an exciting roller coaster ride that displays both the power and beauty
of the river. According to Gauger, anyone who recoginzes the ebb and
flow of a river and the calm eddies will recognize these elements in White Water on the Housatonic. You will hear the power of the currents and the pounding waves and you will appreciate what White Water is all about.
White Water on the Housatonic was commissioned by Frank Epstein and the New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble.
Number of players - 6
Difficulty - Medium-advanced (grade 5)
Player 1 - Low A Marimba, 4 Tom-toms (high), One Shot Shaker, Crash Cymbals
Player 2 - Low A Marimba, 4 tom-toms, 2 Suspended Cymbals (high)
Player 3 - Vibraphone, 2 Suspend Cymbals (high), Bow, Bongos, Rainstick, Bamboo Wind Chimes
Player 4 - Vibraphone, Bass Drum (med.), Crotales (low octave), Tam-tam (medium), 2 Suspended Cymbals (Med.), Super Ball, Glass Wind Chimes, Bongos, Xylophone
Player 5 - Bass Drum (low), Bells, Snare Drum, 3 Suspended Cymbals, 1 Sizzle Cymbal, Tam-tam (low), Cymbals attached to Bass Drum
Player 6 - 5 Timpani, Triangle