Stewart Copeland‘s percussion concerto Tyrant’s Crush premiered last February with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and it played again last night with the San Antonio Orchestra, again featuring Stewart as the soloist. I was his music copyist, prepared the final engraving of the manuscripts for publication with G. Schirmer, and made some minor contributions to the orchestration.
This review from Classical Voice America discusses the orchestration with some detail.
With four other percussionists playing a massive battery of percussion, it’s a highly energetic and engaging piece. The reviews of the show are coming out today, and (unsurprisingly) they are very positive. Stewart’s music is always very playful, and it’s always a pleasure to work with him.