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Têmpulo: time, temple, but also leap. Têmpulo was composed in reaction to Mark Applebaum’s piece “Theme in Search of Variations”. While trying to find a name for the piece, I came across with this: “Temple [from Latin templum, tempulum, ‘a small division’; from Greek, Latin term to cut off, mark out]: Templum was a spot marked off for sacred purposes by the augur with his staff, and might be on the ground or in the sky, where it was a region designated for the observation of omens. […] There is a suggestive connection with temple and tempus (Latin “time,” from the same root), divided time as opposed to undivided time.” Se non è vero, è ben trovato.


For percussion trio. [ca. 4’00] Premiered by Florian Conzetti (percussion), Chris Froh (percussion), Terry Longshore, (percussion), Chris Jones (conductor), Stanford University, November 22, 2004.

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