EphemeraFrancisco Perez - Tapspace Publications
Francisco Perez wrote Ephemera following a two-year hiatus from composing any original percussion music. Inspired by the grit of his students at Lamar University over the eventful 2020-21 school year, Perez refers to this piece as "deeply meaningful." The word "ephemera" is defined as "things that exist or are enjoyed for only a short time" – things that are fleeting, momentary.
Scored for an intermediate-advanced mallet sextet, the piece features energetic, blazing-fast rhythmic figures and runs in a tonal harmonic language. Keeping true to the title, it's deeply engaging and enjoyable, but if you blink, you'll miss it!