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Clouds over Pirongia

for percussion quartet

Year:  1984   ·  Duration:  6m
Instrumentation:  Tree chimes, small gong, medium gong, large gong, sizzle cymbal, vibraphone, glockenspiel, gogo bells, brake drums, cow bells, spring coils, cabasa, flexatone

Year:  1984
Duration:  6m
Instrumentation  Tree chimes, small gong, me...

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer


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Composed at the 1984 Cambridge Summer School, Clouds over Pirongia is a short delicate piece which uses a wide variety of metallic percussion instruments. The resonant sonorities were suggested by various cloud formations over nearby Mt. Pirongia.

Performance history

07 Nov 1984: Performed by the Percussion Ensemble at Cambridge Music School.

Performed by the Ensemble Philharmonia