Rhythmic Variations on the Main Theme of 'An den Mond' (Esmen, Nurtan Alan)

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Work Title Rhythmic Variations on the Main Theme of 'An den Mond'
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Composer Esmen, Nurtan Alan
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.5
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 Movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1973 rev. 1978, rev. 2010
First Publication. 2010
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 sets of 5 timpani, 8 percussionists (bass and snare drums, cymbals, blocks, tom-toms, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, marimba)
Related Works Based on An den Mond, Op.71 No.2 by Brahms

Misc. Comments

  • This is a set of variations on the main theme of J. Brahms's song An der Mond, written for 2 timpanists and 8 percussionists.
  • A midi file is included to demonstrate the nuances.