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8 pieces.  61 pages.  Includes soundscape CD.

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NEW!   The first-ever collection of recital repertoire for triangle soloist.  8 pieces.  61 pages.  Includes soundscape CD.  Compiled and edited by Mark Berry.

Sounds, Shapes, and Synergy is a collection of eight pieces, each written by a different composer. Triangle/s are the main focus of each composition. Difficulty level is from high-school through professional.

Works include:

Allston Memoir by Jason Baker
Geosynchronous by Mark Berry
Klarheit by Michael Bump
Pitch Drop by Dave Gerhart
Tri-alaap by Payton MacDonald
Triangulation by Jonathan Ovalle
Paschal's Triangle by David Steinquest
Forgery by Ben Wahlund

from the PREFACE

For most percussionists, the triangle is a familiar instrument that is played frequently; yet, there is very little solo/recital repertoire for it. Though the triangle has been played for centuries, in modern times it is rarely encountered outside of an ensemble context. It is from this dichotomy that Sounds, Shapes, and Synergy evolved. This collective work began with three goals; to contribute repertoire; to propel the triangle in a solo/recital context; and to create modern music for an ancient instrument.

Sounds, Shapes, and Synergy began with my asking seven composers to write a solo/recital work that featured triangle/s as the predominant instrument. After several months of writing, composers came through with results that far exceeded my expectations. I am grateful to each of them for their synergy, and for their artistic inventiveness. 

I encourage all percussionists to explore these works. It is my hope that these pieces will expand awareness of the musical capabilities of the triangle, and contribute meaningful repertoire where so little previously existed. 

         —Mark Berry

Product Videos

Pitch Drop - Dave Gerhart (Solo for Triangles and Electronic Accompaniment) (07:29)
Pitch Drop (2013) - A Triangle Solo for 2 or more Triangles For more information, http://www.DaveGerhart.com The inspiration for Pitch Drop came while I was listening to a program on Radio Lab entitled "Speed." The first story in the radio program was about the Pitch Drop Experiment that has been taking place at the University of Queensland, Australia since 1927. In the 86 years that the substance pitch (a highly viscous liquid which appears solid) has been "dripping," no one has ever seen the drop fall and currently researchers are waiting for the ninth drop to occur. As I began to write this piece, the image of researchers waiting to see the drop of pitch fall prompted me to experiment with the sound of water and metal. I recorded over 10 triangles (including 4 of the Living Sounds Triangles) and combined them with water, tam tam, and spriangle samples in order to create the soundscape track that accompanies the soloist. The piece begins with long, sustained sounds of water, metal, gongs and triangles. I wanted to remove all of the attacks of the triangle and allow the As the piece progresses, it becomes more rhythmic and with the use of pre-composed loops, I was able to layer parts in order to create a fuller overall sound. By the time the piece ends, it should feel as though you are walking through a Grand Father Clock store at the moment when all the clocks are beginning to chime. Vocals on the accompaniment track were graciously performed by Beth Wightwick. To purchase the piece, please visit: http://www.livingsoundtriangles.com/publications/
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  1. I love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Sep 2018

    I'm a bit of a band geek, but I love this book! It's so easy for most musicians to never give auxiliary percussion a second thought, but this book of triangle solos forces you to acknowledge the immense potential of an instrument that is often overlooked.

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