El Dabh-In Search of Three Goddesses-4T

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In Search of Three Goddesses by Halim El-Dabh was written for and premiered by Blake Tyson at the 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Conventiion (PASIC). "In 2007, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention devoted a...
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In Search of Three Goddesses by Halim El-Dabh was written for and premiered by Blake Tyson at the 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Conventiion (PASIC).

"In 2007, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention devoted an entire day to works for solo timpani. I heard about the even at the end of 2006 and immediately called my friend and teacher Halim El-Dabh. I hoped that he would agree to compose a work that could be premiered at the convention. He was very excited about the possibility, as the idea of composing a timpani solo immediately reminded him of his mother's wedding procession in 1890's Egypt.

When Halim was a child, his mother told him the story of the celebration. She was in a small, tent-like structure on camelback and was surrounded by three attendants. The procession also included musicians playing many instruments, including the naqurat (the clay ancestors of modern timpani). Two men riding on camelback played the drums.

Halim was inspired by the idea of the attendants as protectors, and envisioned them as three goddesses. The first as Isis, the goddess of compassion, love and motherhood, the second as Ma-a-yat, the goddess of balance and truth, and the third as Oshun. Oshun is actually a Yoruba goddess who represents fresh sweet water, the source of life." - Blake Tyson

Difficulty - Grade 5 (intermediate-advanced)
Instrumentation- 4 Timpani (standard sizes)

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