• Joan Tower
  • Small (for percussion solo) (2016)

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)
  • percussion
  • 6 min

Programme Note

Composer Note
I always thought that percussionists have too much work to do hauling big equipment, carrying heavy cases, taking way too much time setting everything up…and then taking it down (particularly the marimba). So I decided to write a piece where smaller instruments would be packed away in one little carrying case and be able to fit onto a tiny table.

The piece lasts around six minutes and is dedicated to Evelyn Glennie with admiration.

— Joan Tower


Alexander Garde in Burnes Hall at the New England Conservatory