Shaman: Concerto for Clarinet and Percussion Ensemble
Whitney Prince says, "In many indigenous cultures, shamans are believed to act as intermediaries between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magico-religious practices to cure illness, foretell the future and control spiritual forces. Shaman: Concerto for Clarinet and Percussion Ensemble depicts a brief shamanistic journey. After an opening display of wizardry, the shaman travels to the spirit world, engages a healing spirit and returns to the human world joyously transformed. The work is dedicated to Dr. Robert Spring, a musical shaman of sorts, in celebration of his 25 years of service to Arizona State University."
Solo Parts Included: Clarinet, Piano (separate from full score), Percussion 1 (chimes, tuned gongs, LP jam blocks, vibra-slap, small triangle), Percussion 2 (bells, "shaman" rattles), Percussion 3 (vibraphone), Percussion 4 (marimba - 5 octave, crotales), Percussion 5 (four tom-toms, "kick" bass drum, bongos, snare drum, medium and large wood blocks, large "shaman" drum, medium frame drum, medium triangle), Percussion 6 (large tam-tam, medium Chinese cymbal, high and low bamboo wind chimes, bull roarer, small, medium and large suspended cymbals, timbales), Percussion 7 (three timpani, gourd shaker, congas, medium and large log drums, bull roarer, large frame drum)