This piece was written in 1976. Twenty-four patterns are repeated and improvised over a seven-note bass line that is repeated throughout. The work can be played by any pitched instruments and often incorporates drums or other rhythm instruments to sustain a pulse. Pattern Study #2 has been performed numerous times over the years by both professional and student ensembles. The Blackearth Percussion Group performed it often. Zeitgeist recorded it in 1980 and re-released it digitally in 2015. It was beautifully performed with diverse instruments by Eighth Blackbird.
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Print size: 11 x 13.5"