Thomas Burritt and the UT Percussion Ensemble on KUT Radio – Updated

Thomas Burritt and members of the UT Percussion Ensemble stopped by KUT Radio to play a number of pieces including George Hamilton Green’s “Triplets”, and a solo called “Construction in red and ochre” by Donald Grantham. It has a French name which is spelled differently but you get the idea. Also on the program was John Cage’s “Imaginary Landscape #2” a.k.a. “Fourth Construction”.

The music and MP3’s of “Triplets” are available at the Project Gutenberg site. It is a much older and harder to hear version so I would just check out the modern rendition instead.

At a future MacRimba concert we should program one of these xylophone rags. I think my favorite is still “Xylophonia” but “Triplets” is very nice too.

This was a very good attempt and a layman’s description of the difference between a xylophone and a marimba. It is a hard question to be able to describe succinctly. Xylophones are smaller, generally have less bars, and are tuned differently.

The players are: Kaitlyn Gabos (soloist on Triplets), Reese Foster, Tyler Kling, and Chad Crummel. (freshman class on the rags) Carolyn Trowbridge MM, and Adam Bedell MM (soloist on “bye bye”).

The Cage Percussion Players are:  Thad Anderson, director. Nick Stange, Owen Weaver, Eric Peterson, Carolyn Trowbridge.

This was a great performance in a wonderful sounding recording room (whatever they used in that room get the blueprints – it sounded fantastic). Nice job everyone!

1 Response to “Thomas Burritt and the UT Percussion Ensemble on KUT Radio – Updated”


  • Jeff! Thanks so much for the post. I really appreciate it. Players were: Kaitlyn Gabos (soloist on Triplets), Reese Foster, Tyler Kling, and Chad Crummel. (freshman class on the rags) Carolyn Trowbridge MM, and Adam Bedell MM (soloist on “bye bye”).

    Cage Percussion Players: Thad Anderson, director. Nick Stange, Owen Weaver, Eric Peterson, Carolyn Trowbridge. I think that is everybody. Love the blog!

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