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Play the first 1'30" from Still Life with Fruit as performed by McCormick Duo
(Kim McCormick, flute and
Robert McCormick, percussion).
Composer: David Heuser
Instrumentation: Flute and Multi-Percussion (one player)
Year Composed: 1996
Duration: 6 minutes
Cost: Purchase: $10.00
This piece can be heard on the CD
Remembered (performed by the McCormick Duo), available from Amazon.
Percussion Required: bell tree, 3 sus. cym., cowbell, wood blk., small gong, 3 tomtoms,
bass dr., vibes
- Verederos (Jessica Johnson, flute; Payton MacDonald, percussion), Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 8, 2003
- Carolyn Brown, flute; Erick Sauod, percussion, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, March 5, 1999
- The McCormick Duo, Percussive Arts Society International Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 6, 1998
Still Life with Fruit was written in the Spring of 1996 for the McCormick Duo.
This is a fast paced work in three large or six small sections, depending on how you want to hear
it. Either way, Still Life... is an arch form, although the returning material is
significantly altered, particularly by register and dynamics. A major concern was balancing the
two instruments so that the work is not a flute solo with percussion accompaniment. One of the
ways I dealt with this was to change the relationship between the two from section to section. As
a result, there are bits where one or the other dominates as well as parts where the two are equal.