Life Cycle


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DIFFICULTY: Medium DURATION: c. 7′ 30″


perc 1 four timpani, medium triangle
prec 2 crotales
perc 3 three ride cymbals (small, medium, large), sizzle cymbal, tam-tam
perc 4 sandblocks
perc 5 four tom-toms, bass drum


Life Cycle – Set of Parts and 9×12 Score $30
Life Cycle – Digital PDF of Parts and Score $30
Note: The most recent version of the item will be shipped. This may include, but is not limited to, cosmetic changes and revision of musical content (errata).


[soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=ff9900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=false” width=”100%” height=”100″ iframe=”true” /]Performed by members of the Michigan State University percussion studio


‘Life Cycle’ was composed in collaboration with the dance department at Michigan State University for a dance concert in February 2003. The intent was to create a fairly atmospheric and rhythmic piece. The melody of ‘Life Cycle’ is very reserved in that it uses six pitches and develops very little over the span of the piece. The rhythm of the melody is constantly mimicked over all of the instruments where it is expanded and contracted.