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Sheet music for Marta Ptaszynska
For Percussion Ensemble - Score and Parts. Composed by Marta Ptaszynska. PWM. Folk, Classical. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne #11464020. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (HL.150237).
Percussion Unaccompanied Almglocken, Bamboo Chimes, Bass Drum (Low), Cowbell, Suspended Cymbals (Chinese and Sizzle), Thai gongs (wide span of pitches), Tom-tom, Wind Chimes (glass or high metal)
For Solo Percussion. Composed by Marta Ptaszynska. Premiered on November 10, 1993 at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Classical. Solo part. With Standard notation. Composed 1993. 6 pages. Duration 8 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-40734. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114407340).
Vibraphone Solo. Composed by Marta Ptaszynska. PWM. Softcover. Published by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (HS.159741).
Percussion Unaccompanied Percussion
For Solo Percussion. Composed by Marta Ptaszynska. Solo part. With Standard notation. Duration 12 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-40634. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114406340).
Percussion Unaccompanied marimba
For Solo Marimba. Composed by Marta Ptaszynska. Classical. Solo part. With Standard notation. Composed Oct-88. 12 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-40536. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114405360).
For Solo Harp. Composed by Marta Ptaszynska. Classical. Solo part. With Standard notation. 11 pages. Duration 8 minutes, 30 seconds. Theodore Presser Company #114-40550. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114405500).
Wide variety of forms. Holocaust Memorial Cantata, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (CD, Feb2001, Yehudi Menuhin) but also Two Poems for tuba (1975):
Haunting pieces, unusual color effects, including multi-phonics with voice
below and above the tuba note! See Presser website for full listing, discography, reviews.
Studied at Poznan’s Academy of Music, also privately with Witold
Lutoslawski, who later became her mentor. In 1968, she received 3 Master of
Arts Degrees with distinction in composition, music theory, and percussion.
Early 70s, study in Paris with Boulanger and Messiaen, and the ORTF Center
Moved to the U.S.A. in 1972. In 1974 she earned an Artist Diploma Degree
under a grant from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a scholarship from
the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. At the Cleveland Institute she
studied with Cloyd Duff, Richard Weiner and Donald Erb.
Taught at many U.S. institutions, most recently: 1994 and 1996, Northwestern
University (composition and analysis of twentieth-century music), 1995,
composer-in-residence at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati;
1997, visiting professor at the University of Chicago, then Professor of
Composition at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Since 1998, University of Chicago.
(Contributed by David Payne <firstname.lastname@example.org>.)