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Enchanted Invocation for solo percussion (2021)

For solo percussion playing vibraphone and 5 crotales

First performance in May 2021 by John Corkill as presented by Miller Theatre in New York City
Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University
Duration: 3 minutes and 30 seconds


John Corkill performs ENCHANTED INVOCATION for vibraphone and 5 crotales

Program Note

Commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University, ENCHANTED INVOCATION is dedicated with admiration and gratitude to John Corkill, Melissa K. Smey, and Miller Theatre. The world premiere took place in April 2021 as part of Miller Theatre’s MISSION COMMISSION podcast series performed by John Corkill, whose masterly skill, virtuosity, and finesse are world-class.

Selected Reviews

Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2021 “Enchanted Invocation is more enigmatic, even unsettled. Enchanted Invocation remains sparse, its searching notes on vibraphone sustained so that mallet strikes overlap in vibrantly colored eddies. Every once in a while, ascending passages stretch heavenward before halting with...crotale hits. Like Icarus, it is as though this music cannot go too high before bowing to its own limitations.”


John Corkill, percussion.

Miller Theatre at Columbia University.
MAP OF FORM as drawn by the composer



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