Dosia McKay

Inspector Bergen Returns

for Percussion Ensemble (8 Percussionists: Vibraphone, Marimba, Timpani, Claves, Woodblocks, High Bongo, Low Conga, Shaker, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal)

I love British drama on PBS, especially the detective series, such as The Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries with Nathaniel Parker, Second Sight with Clive Owen, and Touching Evil starring Robson Green. The present work Inspector Bergen Returns seeks to paint a similar suspenseful mood as the soundtrack to the adventures of an imaginary character unfolds. I have had a lot of fun writing the piece and I anticipate that the percussionists will find it exciting to perform.

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3. Excerpt 3

Composed: 2007
Total duration: 3'20"

Difficulty level: Advanced

Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP)
Laser printed, professionally bound
8.5 X 11 score and parts


PDF file
8.5 X 11 score and parts


Past performances:

  • New York University Percussion Ensemble directed by Jonathan Haas, at the Frederick Loewe Theatre in New York, October 24, 2009
  • University of Tennessee Percussion Ensemble, University of Tennessee School of Music, Knoxville, November 12, 2007 (premiere)

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