HARRISON: Triple Threat for Brass and Percussion

Triple Threat: for Brass and Percussion (2021)

Holly Harrison

Was commissioned as part of Holly’s Australian Composers’ School (ACS) residency with the TSO and was recorded by the TSO in February 2022.
Triple Threat is written specifically for the brass and percussion players of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (3 Trumpets in C, 4 Horns in F, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani and 2 Percussion*).

The piece aims to highlight the diverse strengths of the brass section, showcasing agility and virtuosity, lyrical beauty, and a cheeky playfulness. As the title suggests, the work is cast in three movements, with each conjuring up a contrasting sound world.

A ‘triple threat’ usually describes an all-round performer or sports star, but in this context refers to the flexibility of brass across three different settings. No singing or dancing to see here! Triple Threat was premiered on the 18th February 2022 by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Brass and Percussion at St David’s Cathedral, Hobart

  • Percussion 1: Snare drum, kick drum, tambourine, concert bass drum, shaker
  • Percussion 2: Crash cymbals, tambourine, snare drum, splash cymbal, suspended cymbal, woodblock


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