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This concerto for three percussionists has been performed across America - by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati and Indianapolis Symphonies and many others. Because of its visual interest, performances have been televised in several states. The West Virginia video production won first prize in the prestigious Houston International Video Competition in the live music category. The opening is a paraphrase of the composer's Lift-Off for percussion, reviewed by the N.Y. Times as "the hit of the evening . . . smashingly propulsive."

"a stunning tour-de-force"
Miami Herald

"rivets attention from the start"
Indianapolis Star

"thirteen minutes of percussion dynamite"
Fanfare Magazine

"simply fascinating . . . as much fun to watch as to hear"
Birmingham Post-Herald

"a thrilling roller coaster ride . . . never a dull moment"
Suttertown News

"amazing display of pyrotechniques"
Savannah News-Press

"wonderfully evocative sounds . . . outstanding and astonishing"
Sacramento Bee

"Let's have more Peck; he's a hit maker."
Rocky Mountain News

duration:  12'


3(3rd db. picc.)/2/2+b.cl./2+cbn.  4/3/3/1
timp.  1 perc.  harp  strings
solo  percussion  trio



Philidor Percussion Group performing
The Glory and the Grandeur

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Albany Records TROY 040

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