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Powell, S.-The Gilded Cage (SP-4)-P

Model: 1359

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$40.00

The Gilded Cage was written by Susan K. Powell in 1998 for the Northwestern Doctoral Percussion Quartet's European appearances in Wurtzburg, Germany and at the RhythmSticks Percussion Festival in London, England. The title is a combinati...
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The Gilded Cage was written by Susan K. Powell in 1998 for the Northwestern Doctoral Percussion Quartet's European appearances in Wurtzburg, Germany and at the RhythmSticks Percussion Festival in London, England. The title is a combination of two separate sources; the 19th century popular song The Girl in the Gilded Cage, and the 20th century percussion ensemble work Third Construction by John Cage. There are numerous influences from Cage's notable piece, including an early quote of the opening theme, here divided between the four performers and played on tom-toms. The "cage" theme is further exhibited in the way the performers create a constantly evolving visual cage with their sticks.

Number of Players: 4
Difficulty: Grade 5
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: High Tom-Tom, High Brake Drum, Splash Cymbal

  • Player II: Medium High Tom-Tom, Medium High Brake Drum, Splash Cymbal

  • Player III: Medium Tom-Tom, Medium Brake Drum, Splash Pedal Bass Drum

  • Player IV: Low Tom-Tom, Low Brake Drum, China Cymbal



  • Susan Powell joined the Ohio State University School of Music faculty in fall 2000 as Assitant Professor of Percussion and Director of Percussion Studies. Prior to her appointment at Ohio State, Powell served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosk. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the Performers Certificate, and the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.


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