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Phage by Pat Muchmore

Model # 00049 By: OU Percussion Press
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  • Overview

    • For 13 Percussionists
    • Two Motives are Introduced
    • The Second Motive "Infects" the First Motive
    • The Piece Ends in a Loud Destructive Collision of Sound
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 9:30 Minutes
  • Item Details

    Phage by Pat Muchmore is a programmatic work for percussion ensemble that depicts the infection of a bacteria cell by a T-4 bacteriaphage. This is a process where the infection is able to connect to a bacteria cell and inject its own DNA, effectively taking over the cell.

    All of this, in musical terms, is depicted with two motives. There is the 'host' motive which is depicted at the beginning in the marimba orchestra and 'phage' motive which appears later and slowly takes over the host.

    When the motives come together, it is a violent struggle as the two ideas struggle for dominance before both are eventually destroyed - depicted by the loud and destructive ending.


    • Player 1: 4 Octave Marimba
    • Player 2: 4.0 Octave Marimba
    • Player 3: 4.0 Octave Marimba
    • Player 4: 4.5 Octave Marimba, Medium Suspended Cymbal, China Cymbal
    • Player 5: 5.0 Octave Marimba, Medium Suspended Cymbal
    • Player 6: Vibraphone
    • Player 7: Vibraphone, Crash Cymbal
    • Player 8: Bells, Brake Drum, Xylophone
    • Player 9: Crotales, Three Tam Tams (shared), Temple Blocks, Field Drum
    • Player 10: Castanets, Cabasa, Five Concert Toms, Medium Low Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Two Tam Tams (shared)
    • Player 11: Tam Tam (shared), Chimes, Log Drum, Low Suspended Cymbal
    • Player 12: Maraca, China Cymbal, Bass Drum, Two Tam Tams (shared)
    • Player 13: Timpani (4)

    Duration: 9:30

    Difficulty: Advanced

  • Specifications

    Name Phage by Pat Muchmore
    Brand OU Percussion Press
    Model # 00049
    UPC Code [Error processing dynamic tag getCurrentAttribute('item', 'upccode') : record invtpart 115471 not found]
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    Number of Orchestra Bells1
    Number of Crotales1
    Number of Vibes2
    Number of Chimes1
    Number of Pans
    Number of Xylophones
    Number of Marimbas5
    Number of Timpani Sets4
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    Number of Performers13
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    Author/ComposerMuchmore, Pat
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