Playing the Pulse

Poppy, Andrew


score & parts


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Sample score



12m 00s




Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard

About the work

Playing the Pulse is for any group of instruments with a minimum of two if one is a ******* good keyboard player. The texture should be full, saturated with tone and throbbing with the continuous quaver movement. Although there are no drums or percussion the ideal is the kind of rhythmic experience that comes from drum based ensembles. Thus the sense of pulse should be physically located in the sound and playing of the ensemble rather than visually in the conductor. AP



CoMA commission Open Score 2008


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