Reich for Percussion

‘The Royal Academy CD arrived and I just listened to Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings. All I can say to Neil Percy and all the musicians is BRAVO! It is a superb recording which I found technically and emotionally satisfying. The CD itself is very attractive and full of excellent notes. I can‘t thank Neil (once again) and everyone at the Royal Academy enough for such a first-rate musical achievement.’
– Steve Reich

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We are deeply grateful for the support of Lady Susie Sainsbury towards the Academy’s catalogue of recordings.

Total Time: 59:06

Composed over a period of thirty years, these works highlight Steve Reich’s diversity of tonal, textural and colouristic effects.

Nagoya Marimbas
Barnaby Archer and Feargus Brennan
(4:45)

Music for Pieces of Wood
Michael Rareshide, Daniel Robinson, Barnaby Archer, Rebecca Celebuski and Ben Lewis
(10:01)

Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings
Academy students conducted by Neil Percy
(11:34; 6:36; 3:39)

Clapping Music
Michael Rareshide and Tom Lee
(3:16)

Six Marimbas
Philip Welder, Michael Rareshide, Rebecca Celebuski, James Crook, Fergus Brennan and Elena Martinez Canto
(19:15)

Recorded at the Royal Academy of Music on 13th–15th November 2011.

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