Copeland’s “Tyrant’s Crush”

The New West Symphony just performed a new symphony by Stewart Copeland, for which I was the music copyist and contributing orchestrator. The first concerto written with his own drumset performance in mind, it features his brilliant drumming plus complimentary parts for members of the percussion section and an array of exotic percussion. The work celebrates the un-tapped virtuosity of the symphonic percussion section and demonstrates that the distance between rock drummer and timpani virtuoso is not as far as one may think.
Thursday, May 12, 2016, Santa Monica
Friday, May 13, 2016, Oxnard
Saturday, May 14, 2016, Thousand Oaks