This piece uses Harmonic Whirlies or Whippy Tubes with the following harmonic series: Low E, F, G, A, C and High E and D.
Gloria is a chorale for Harmonic Whirlies. This piece, like some of my others, focuses on teamwork and the idea of ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.
This piece was written for the 2019 Percussion Spectacular, hosted by Somerville House in Brisbane, Australia.
In this composition, each player represents a set of notes in a specific harmonic series associated with their whirlies. Together, the ensemble creates harmony and resonates within the space.
This piece is beautiful when performed in large auditoriums, churches or halls.
The audio recording is a computer-generated vocal rendering of the score.