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Clear Midnight

Titled after the Walt Whitman poem, Burritt wrote Clear Midnight for the Escape X Percussion Duo to showcase their dynamic virtuosity.

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Michael Burritt is Professor of Percussion and head of the department at the Eastman School of Music.

Clear Midnight was commissioned by and dedicated to the fabulous Escape X Percussion Duo. The work is essentially two movements in one. The first part functioning much like an introduction or prologue, and the second, a 3 part movement unto itself. The piece is intended to be a “tour de force” for these two dynamic performers showcasing their versatile skills and impassioned musical voice.

The title Clear Midnight is a reference to a Walt Whitman poem titled “A Clear Midnight”. The poem resonates with one of my most cherished times of day and the hour I tend to set much of my creative work in motion.

-Michael Burritt

Recipient of the 2018 Music Publishers Association Paul Revere Award for Graphic Excellence: Third Prize – Cover Design featuring Photograph

Difficulty

Advanced

Performance Type

Duet