Psappha is a work for multi-percussion by Iannis Xenakis. The work is scored for three groups of three groups of both wood and skins and three groups of metal instruments and the specific instrumentation is left up to the performer. This performance features percussion virtuoso Steve Schick.

Samuel Solomon’s program notes on Psappha can be found here. Has anyone performed this piece? What instruments did you end up using? Leave a comment below.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on November 10, 2010 by Dave Gerhart.

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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